Appendix J List of Acronyms and Symbols


ε

effective porosity

AEA

Atomic Energy Act

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

AST

actinide source term


BRAGFLO

computer code modeling regional hydrology


CAO

U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office

c.c.c.

critical coagulation concentration

CCDF

complementary cumulative distribution function

CH

contact handled

Ci

curie


DCCA

Draft Compliance Certification Application

DEIS

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DRZ

disturbed rock zone


El

a scenario in which the WIPP repository is breached by one borehole extending down to a Castille brine pocket

E1E2

a scenario in which the WIPP repository is breached by two boreholes, one extending down to a Castille brine pocket and sealed above the repository horizon, and the other providing a flow path above the Salado

EACBS

Engineered Alternatives Cost/Benefit Study

EAMP

Engineered Alternatives Multidisciplinary Panel

EATF

Engineered Alternatives Task Force

EEG

State of New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ERDA

Energy Research and Development Administration


FEPs

features, events, and processes


GI

gastrointestinal


HI

human intrusion

HYDROCOIN

International Hydrologic Code Intercomparison Project


INTRAVAL

International Project to Study Validation of Geosphere Transport Models


Kd

distribution coefficient


LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory

LWA

Land Withdrawal Act


Ma

millions of years ago

MB

marker bed

MPa

megapascal

MTHM

metric tons of heavy metal


NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NMED

New Mexico Environment Department

NRC

National Research Council


ONWI

Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation


PA

performance assessment


QA

quality assurance


RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Rf

retardation factor

RH

Remote handled


SECO

computer code used in modeling hydrology

SIT

specific-ion interaction theory

SNL

Sandia National Laboratories

SPM

systems prioritization method

STTP

Source Term Test Program


TRU

literally, transuranic (i.e., with atomic number greater than that of uranium); however, TRU waste is commonly used to refer to all actinide-bearing waste (i.e., containing thorium and uranium isotopes)


VOC

volatile organic compound


WIPP

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant



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--> Appendix J List of Acronyms and Symbols ε effective porosity AEA Atomic Energy Act AEC Atomic Energy Commission AST actinide source term BRAGFLO computer code modeling regional hydrology CAO U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office c.c.c. critical coagulation concentration CCDF complementary cumulative distribution function CH contact handled Ci curie DCCA Draft Compliance Certification Application DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement DOE U.S. Department of Energy DRZ disturbed rock zone El a scenario in which the WIPP repository is breached by one borehole extending down to a Castille brine pocket E1E2 a scenario in which the WIPP repository is breached by two boreholes, one extending down to a Castille brine pocket and sealed above the repository horizon, and the other providing a flow path above the Salado EACBS Engineered Alternatives Cost/Benefit Study EAMP Engineered Alternatives Multidisciplinary Panel EATF Engineered Alternatives Task Force EEG State of New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration FEPs features, events, and processes GI gastrointestinal HI human intrusion HYDROCOIN International Hydrologic Code Intercomparison Project INTRAVAL International Project to Study Validation of Geosphere Transport Models Kd distribution coefficient LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory LWA Land Withdrawal Act Ma millions of years ago MB marker bed MPa megapascal MTHM metric tons of heavy metal NAS National Academy of Sciences NMED New Mexico Environment Department NRC National Research Council ONWI Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation PA performance assessment QA quality assurance RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Rf retardation factor RH Remote handled SECO computer code used in modeling hydrology SIT specific-ion interaction theory SNL Sandia National Laboratories SPM systems prioritization method STTP Source Term Test Program TRU literally, transuranic (i.e., with atomic number greater than that of uranium); however, TRU waste is commonly used to refer to all actinide-bearing waste (i.e., containing thorium and uranium isotopes) VOC volatile organic compound WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant