APPENDIX O
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

AB

Actinide-Burning

AEA

Atomic Energy Act (1984)

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

ALMR

advanced liquid-metal reactor

ALWR

advanced light-water reactor

ANL

Argonne National Laboratory

ATW

accelerator transmutation of waste


BNL

Brookhaven National Laboratory

BWR

boiling water reactor


CAA

Clean Air Act

CCDF

complementary cumulative distribution function

CCL

coupled cavity linac

CEA

Council for Energy Awareness (U.S.)

CEC

Commission of the European Communities

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CF

capacity factor

CMPO

carbonmoyl methyl phosphine oxide

CSFR

Czech and Slovak Federal Republic

CTH

Chalmers University of Technology

CURE

Clean Use of Reactor Energy


DF

decontamination factor

DHLW

Defense High-Level Waste

DMDBTDMA

dimethyl dibutyl tetradecyl methyl amide

DOE

Department of Energy

DOE/NE

Department of Energy/Nuclear Energy Office

DS

double-shell (adj.)

DTL

drift tube linac

DWPF

Defense Waste Processing Facility (Savannah)


ECU

European currency units

EIA

Energy Information Administration

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPRI

Electric Power Research Institute

ERA

Energy Reorganization Act

ERDA

Energy Research and Development Administration


FEIS

Final Environmental Impact Statement

FFTF

Fast Flux Test Facility



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Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation APPENDIX O ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AB Actinide-Burning AEA Atomic Energy Act (1984) AEC Atomic Energy Commission ALMR advanced liquid-metal reactor ALWR advanced light-water reactor ANL Argonne National Laboratory ATW accelerator transmutation of waste BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory BWR boiling water reactor CAA Clean Air Act CCDF complementary cumulative distribution function CCL coupled cavity linac CEA Council for Energy Awareness (U.S.) CEC Commission of the European Communities CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act CF capacity factor CMPO carbonmoyl methyl phosphine oxide CSFR Czech and Slovak Federal Republic CTH Chalmers University of Technology CURE Clean Use of Reactor Energy DF decontamination factor DHLW Defense High-Level Waste DMDBTDMA dimethyl dibutyl tetradecyl methyl amide DOE Department of Energy DOE/NE Department of Energy/Nuclear Energy Office DS double-shell (adj.) DTL drift tube linac DWPF Defense Waste Processing Facility (Savannah) ECU European currency units EIA Energy Information Administration EPA Environmental Protection Agency EPRI Electric Power Research Institute ERA Energy Reorganization Act ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement FFTF Fast Flux Test Facility

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Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation FP Fission Product FWPAC Federal Water Pollution Control Act GCDF Greater Confinement Disposal Facility GE General Electric GESMO Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Mixed Oxide GTCC Greater-Than-Class-C HEU high enriched uranium HFIR high flux isotope reactor HLW high-level waste HM heavy metal HSWA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 HTGR high-temperature gas-cooled reactor HWVP Hanford waste vitrification plant HWR heavy-water reactor IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency (U.N.) ICRP International Commission on Radiation Protection IFR integral fast reactor ILW intermediate-level waste INEL Idaho National Engineering Laboratory INFCE International Fuel Cycle Evaluation LAMPF Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility LAMPRE Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiment LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory LEU low enriched uranium LGR liquid graphite reactor LLW low-level wastes LMFBR liquid-metal fast breeder reactor LMFR liquid-metal fast reactors LMR liquid-metal reactor LWR light-water reactor MA minor actinide MGD Mined Geologic Disposal MOX mixed oxide MRS monitored retrieval storage MSRE Molten Salt Reactor Experiment MTHM metric tons of heavy metal MTIHM metric tons of initial heavy metal MTU metric tons uranium MUF material unaccounted for MWD/MT megawatt-days per metric tons NAS National Academy of Sciences NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements NEA Nuclear Energy Agency

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Nuclear Wastes: Technologies for Separations and Transmutation NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPT Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (1978) NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission NWPA Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982) NWPAA Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (1987) OECD Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development OMEGA Option Making Extra Gains from Actinides and Fission Products (Japan) ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory P-T Partitioning and Transmutation PBR particle bed reactor PNL Pacific Northwest Laboratory PRA probabilistic risk assessment PRISM power reactor, innovative, small module PSI The Paul Scherrer Institute PUREX plutonium and uranium recovery by extraction PWR pressurized water reactor RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act REDOX oxidation-reduction chemistry process RF radio frequency RFQ radio frequency quadrop S&T separations and transmutation SAF secure automated fabrication SAFR sodium advanced fast reactor SAR Safety Analysis Report SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 SCP Site Characterization Plan SRS Savannah River Site SS single-shell STATS Committee on Separations and Transmutation Systems SWU separative work unit TBP tributyl phosphate THORP Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (U.K.) TRU transuranic (wastes/elements) TRUEX transuranic extraction WHC Westinghouse Hanford Company WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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