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Suggested Citation:"ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5114.
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Acronyms


ASME

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

AVLIS

atomic vapor laser isotope separation


BCST

Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (NRC)

BEES

Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (NRC)

BNFL

British Nuclear Fuels

Bq

Becquerel


CaF2

calcium fluoride

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (also called "Superfund")

CFCs

chlorofluorocarbons

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

Ci

curie

CIP/CUP

cascade improvement and upgrade programs

ClF3

chlorine trifluoride

cm

centimeter

CO2

carbon dioxide

Cs

cesium


D&D

decontamination and decommissioning

D&D Fund

U.S. Department of Energy's Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund

DOC

Decommissioning Operations Contractor

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DOT

U.S. Department of Transportation

dpm

disintegrations per minute

Suggested Citation:"ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5114.
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DUF6

depleted uranium hexafluoride


Ebasco

Ebasco Environmental

EM

Environmental Management

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPACT

Comprehensive National Energy Policy Act of 1992


FFCA

Federal Facility Compliance Act

FTE

full-time equivalent


g

gram

GDP

gaseous diffusion plant

Ge

germanium

GNP

gross national product


HADF

high-assay decontamination facility

HEU

highly enriched uranium

HF

hydrogen fluoride

HLW

high-level radioactive waste

Hp

horsepower

HVAC

heating, ventilating, and air conditioning


IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IOM

Institute of Medicine


K

degrees kelvin

kg

kilogram

Kg U

kilogram uranium


£

British pound sterling

LADF

low-assay decontamination facility

LLW

low-level radioactive waste


m

metastable (isotope, as in "234mPa")

m

meter

M&O

management and operating

MACS

Mobile Autonomous Characterization System (Mobile Automated Characterization Systems)

mm

millimeter

MMES

Martin Marietta Energy Systems

Suggested Citation:"ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5114.
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MOX

mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel

mrem

millirem

mSv

millisievert

MTU

metric ton uranium


NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NaI(T1)

sodium iodide

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

Np

neptunium

NRC

National Research Council

NTS

Nevada Test Site


OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Pa

protactinium

PCBs

polychlorinated biphenyls

pCi

picocurie

PGDP

Paducah gaseous diffusion plant

PI

program integration

ppm

parts per million

Pu

plutonium


RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

RSM

radioactive scrap metal


S&M

surveillance and maintenance

S&S

safeguards and security

SAIC

Scientific Applications International Corporation

SSABs

Site Specific Advisory Boards

Superfund

see CERCLA

Sv

sievert

SWU

separative work unit


99Tc

technetium-99

TLG

TLG Engineering

TSCA

Toxic Substances Control Act of 1979


U

uranium

Suggested Citation:"ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5114.
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U3O8

uranium oxide

UF4

uranium tetrafluoride

UF6

uranium hexafluoride

UO2

uranium dioxide

UO2F2

uranyl fluoride

UO2(NO3)2

uranyl nitrate

USEC

United States Enrichment Corporation


WBS

work breakdown structure

WM

waste management

µg

microgram

Suggested Citation:"ACRONYMS." National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5114.
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The Energy Policy Act of 1992 called on the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study and provide recommendations for reducing the costs of decontaminating and decommissioning (D&D) the nation's uranium enrichment facilities located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Raducah, Kentucky; and Portsmouth, Ohio. This volume examines the existing plans and cost estimates for the D&D of these facilities, including such elements as technologies, planning and management, and identifies approaches that could reduce D&D costs. It also assesses options for disposition of the large quantities of depleted uranium hexafluoride that are stored at these sites.

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