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List of Acronyms

ABWR

Advanced boiling water reactor

AECL

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

APWR

Advanced pressurized water reactor

ALMR

Advanced liquid metal reactor

ATR

Advanced test reactor

BWR

Boiling water reactor

CANDU

Canadian deuterium uranium

CE

Combustion Engineering

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

EBR-I

Experimental breeder reactor - I

EBR-II

Experimental breeder reactor - II

ECCS

Emergency core cooling system

EIA

Energy Information Administration

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPRI

Electric Power Research Institute

ETEC

Energy Technology Engineering Center

ETR

Engineering test reactor

FFTF

Fast flux test facility

FMF

Fuel manufacturing facility

GE

General Electric

GA

General Atomics

HFEF/N

Hot fuel examination facility/north

HFEF/S

Hot fuel examination facility/south

HWR

Heavy water reactor

IFR

Integral fast reactor

INPO

Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

kWe

Kilowatt electric

kWh

Kilowatt hour

LWR

Light water reactor

LMR

Liquid metal reactor

MHTGR

Modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor

MWe

Megawatts electric

MRS

Monitored retrievable storage

MTR

Materials test reactor

NPOC

Nuclear Power Oversight Committee

NRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

O&M

Operations and maintenance

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PIUS

Process inherent ultimate safety

PRA

Probabilistic risk analysis

PRISM

Power reactor, innovative small module

Suggested Citation:"List of Acronyms." National Research Council. 1992. Nuclear Power: Technical and Institutional Options for the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1601.
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PUC

Public Utilities Commission

PURPA

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act

R&D

Research and development

PWR

Pressurized water reactor

SALP

Systematic assessment of licensee performance

SBWR

Simplified boiling water reactor

SIR

Safe integral reactor

THTR

Thorium high-temperature reactor

TMI

Three Mile Island

TREAT

Transient reactor test

TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority

WANO

World Association of Nuclear Operators

ZPPR

Zero power physics reactor

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The construction of nuclear power plants in the United States is stopping, as regulators, reactor manufacturers, and operators sort out a host of technical and institutional problems.

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