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A Abatement, Absorbed Dose, Absorption, Acceptable Daily Intake, Accuracy, ACGIH, ACRS, Action Levels, Activated Carbon, Activated Sludge, Activator, Acute, Acute Exposure, Acute Toxicity, Added Risk, Administrative Order, Administrative Order On Consent, Administrative Procedures Act, Administrative Record, Adsorption, AEC, Aerobic, Aerobic Treatment, Air Emissions, Air Pollution, Air Quality Control Region, Air Quality Criteria, Air Quality Standards, Airborne Particulates, ALARA, Alpha Decay, Alpha Particle, Alpha Radiation, Alternative Technology, Anaerobic, Annual Limit on Intake (ALI), Antagonism, Anthropogenic, Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs), Aquifer, Artesian (Flowing) Aquifer, Asbestos, Asbestos Abatement, Asbestos-Containing Waste Materials (ACWM), Asbestosis, Atom, Atomic Energy, Atomic Number (symbolized Z), Atomic Weight, Attenuation, Attributable Risk
B Background Level, Background Radiation, Becquerel, Benign, Best Available Control Measures (BACM), Best Available Control Technology, Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT), Best Management Practice (BMP), Beta Decay, Beta Particle, Beta Radiation, Bias, Binding Energy, Bioaccumulation, Biological Half-life, Biological Magnification, Bioremediation, Biota, Body Burden, Bone Seeker, Breeder Reactor, BTU, Burial Ground (Graveyard) Burn-up
C Calorie, Cancer, Cap, Carcinogen, Carcinogenesis, Carcinogenic, Carcinogenic Potency, Carcinoma, CAS Registration Number, Cask, Cells, CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Restoration and Compensation Liability Act), CFR, CH (contact handled) waste, Chronic, Chronic Effect, Chronic Exposure, Chronic Toxicity, Cladding, Cleanup, Closure, Cohort Study, Collective Dose, Commercial Waste, Commercial Waste Management Facility, Committed Dose Equivalent, Committed Effective Dose Equivalent, Comparative Risk, Compliance Monitoring, Composite Sample, Concentration Ratio, Confidence Interval, Confined Aquifer, Confounding Factors, Consent Decree, Contamination, Contingency Plan, Continuous Sample, Controlled Liquid Waste, Cooperative Agreement, Corrective Action, Cost-benefit Analysis, Cost-Effective Alternative, Cost Recovery, Cost Sharing, Cradle-to-Grave or Manifest System, Criteria, Criteria Pollutants, Critical Effect, Critical Mass, Critical Organ Criticality , Cumulative Dose, Curie (Ci)
D Daughter Products, Decay, Decay Correction, Decay Products, Decommissioning, Decontamination, Deep-Well Injection Department of Energy (DOE), Depleted Uranium, Dermal Exposure, Dermal Toxicity, Deterministic Effect, Dewater, Direct Discharger, Direct Filtration, Direct Runoff, Discharge, Dose, Dose-effect, Dose Equivalent, Dose-response, Dose-response Assessment, Dose-Response Relationship, Dosimetry, Downgradient, Drawdown, DWPF
E Ecological Fallacy, Ecological Impact, Ecological Indicator, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology, Ecosystem, Ecosystem Structure, Ecotone, Effect, Effective Half-life, Efficacy, Effluent, ELCR (excess lifetime cancer risk), Electromagnetic Radiation, Electron, Element, EMBAM (Environmental Management Benefit Assessment Matrix), Emission, Emission Rate, Endangered Species, Endangerment Assessment, Enforceable Requirements, Enforcement, Enforcement Decision Document (EDD), Enrichment, Entomb, Environment, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Audit, Environmental Equity, Environmental Exposure, Environmental Impact Appraisal, Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Pathway, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Epidemiology, Estuary, Evaporation Ponds, Exposure, Exposure Assessment, Exposure Concentration, Exposure Indicator, Exposure Level, External Radiation Dose, Extra Risk
F False Negative Results, False Positive Results, Feasibility Study, Federal Facilities Compliance Act (FFCA or FFCAct), Fertile material, Fissile Material, Fissile Uranium, Fissile Waste, Fission, Fission Product, Flocculation, Fly-ash, Food Chain, Fossil Fuel, Frank-effect Level (FEL), Fuel Cycle, Fuel Reprocessing, Fusion
G Gamma Multihit Model, Gamma Radiation, Gaseous Diffusion, Gaussian Distribution Model, Geographic Information System (GIS), Grab Sample, Gray (Gy), Greenhouse Effect, Gross Alpha/Beta Particle Activity, Groundwater, Groundwater Discharge
H Habitat, Habitat Indicator, Half-life, Hazard, Hazard Assessment, Hazard Evaluation, Hazard Identification, Hazard Ranking System (HRS), Hazardous Air Pollutants, Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA, Hazardous Chemical, Hazardous Substance, Hazardous Waste (HAZ), Hazards Analysis, Hazards Identification, Health Advisory Level, Health and Safety Study, Health Assessment, Health Effect, Health Effect Assessment, Health Hazard (types of), Health Physics, Heavy Metals, HEU, HI (hazard index), High Risk Community, High-to-Low Dose Extrapolation, HLW (high level waste), Holding Pond, Homeostasis, Hormesis, Hot, Hot Spot, Human Equivalent Concentration, Human Equivalent Dose, Human Exposure Evaluation, Human Health Risk, Hydrogeologic Cycle, Hydrogeology, Hydrologic Cycle, Hydrology
I ICRP, In Vitro, In Vivo, Incidence, Indicator Organisms, Individual Risk, Induced Radioactivity, Infiltration, Infiltration Gallery, Infiltration Rate, Influent, Injection Well, Injection Zone, Internal Radiation Dose, Inversion, Ion, Ionization, Ionize, Ionizing Radiation, Irradiation, Isotope, Isotopic Enrichment
K Karst, Kiloton (KT)
L Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR), Land Farming (of waste), Landfills, Latency Period, LC50, LD50, Leachate, Leaching, Lethal dose, LEU (low enriched uranium), Level of Concern, Lifetime Exposure, Liquid Waste, Listed Waste, LLW (low level waste), Log-probit Model, Logit Model, Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect-Level (LOAEL)
M Malignant, Mass Number (symbolized A), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG), Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), Maximum Tolerated Dose, Media, Melanoma, MEM, Metastasis, Metric Ton, Micron, Mill Tailings, Mixed Waste, Mobility, Molecule, Monitoring, Monitoring Well, Morbidity, Mortality, Mortality Rate, MOX, MSHA, Multistage Model, Mutagen/Mutagenicity
N NARM Wastes (Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials), National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), National Emissions Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS), National Estuary Program, National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations, National Municipal Plan, National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan (NOHSCP/NCP), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), National Priorities List (NPL), National Response Center, National Response Team (NRT), National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations, Natural Uranium, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM), Navigable Waters, Neoplasm, Neutron, NIOSH, No Further Remedial Action Planned, No Observable Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL), Non-potable, Nonpoint Source, NPL, NPT, NRDA (Natural Resource Damage Assessment), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Nucleon, Nucleus
O Oncogenic, One-hit Model, Operable Unit, Operation And Maintenance, Oral Toxicity, OSHA, Outfall
P PAH, Particle, Particulates, Partition Coefficient, Perched Water, Percolation, Performance Data (for incinerators), Performance Standards, Person-rem, Person-year, pH, Photon, Picocurie, Plume, Plutonium, Point Source, Pollutant, Pollution, Population at Risk, Population Dose (population exposure), Positron, Preliminary Assessment, Primary Drinking Water Regulation, Probability, Probable Error, Probit Analysis, Process Wastes, Proportionate Mortality Ratio (PMR), Prospective Study, Proton, Public Comment Period, Public Hearing, Public Notice, Pyrophoric Uranium
Q Quality Assurance/Quality Control
R Rad, Radiation, Radiation Shielding, Radiation Sickness (syndrome), Radioactive (Decay), Radioactivity, Radioisotope, Radionuclides, Radium (Ra), RAUs, RCRA, Reasonable Maximum Exposure (RME), Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT), Receiving Waters, Recharge, Recharge Area, Recharge Rate, Recommended Maximum Contaminant Level (RMCL), Record of Decision (ROD), Reference Concentration (RfC), Reference Dose, Regional Deposited Dose (RDD), Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE), Relative Risk, Rem Remedial Action (RA), Remedial Design Remedial Investigation (RI), Remedial Project Manager (RPM), Remedial Response, Remediation, Remote Handling, Removal Action Reportable Quantity (RQ), Repository, Reprocessing, Response Action, RH (Remote Handled) Waste, Risk, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Risk Characterization, Risk Communication, Risk Estimate, Risk Estimation, Risk Evaluation, Risk Factor, Risk Identification, Risk Management, Risk Specific Dose, Roentgen
S Sanitary Liquid waste, Sanitary Solid Waste, Sanitary Waste, SARA, Secondary Drinking Water Regulations, Secure Maximum Contaminant Level, Sediment, Sievert, Site, Site Assessment Program, Site Inspection, Slope Factor, Solid Waste, Somatic Effects of Radiation, Source, Source Term, Special Nuclear Material (SNM), Specific Activity, Spent Fuel, Spontaneous Fission, Standard Deviation, Standard Geometric Deviation, Standard Normal Deviation, Statistical Significance, Steady State Exposure, Stochastic Effects, Subchronic, Superfund, Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation, Surface Impoundment, Surface Runoff, Surface Water, Synergetic, Synergism, Synergistic Effects, Systemic Effects
T TCE, Technology-Based Limitations, Technology-Based Standards, Teratogenic, Thermonuclear Weapon, Thorium (Th), Threshold, Threshold Dose, Threshold Level, Threshold Limit Value (TLV), TNT Equivalent, Tolerances, Ton, Toxic Substance, Toxic Wastes, Toxicant, Toxicity, Toxicity Assessment, Toxicity Profile, Toxicology, Trace, Trace Metals, Treatment, Tritium, TRU (transuranic waste), Trust Fund (CERCLA), Tumor
U Uncertainty Analysis, Uncertainty Factor, Unconfined Aquifer, Uncontrolled Liquid Waste, Underground Injection Control (UIC), Underground Storage Tank, Unit Risk, Unreasonable Risk, Uranium, Uranium Chips Waste
V Variance, Viability Assessment, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
W Waste Characterization, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Water Pollution, Water Quality-Based Limitations, Water Quality-Based Permit, Water Quality Criteria, Water Quality Standards, Water Table, Watershed, Well Injection, Well Monitoring, Well Plug
X X X-rays, Xenobiote
Y Yield, Yucca Mountain
Z Zero Order Analysis

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