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AKA Commission - Commission on Radioactive Waste.
Bq - becquerel; one radioactive disintegration per second.
breeder reactor - a nuclear reactor in which non-fissile material such as uranium-238 is converted to fissile material by exposure to neutron radiation. In this way, fuel is "bred". A "fast breeder reactor" is fueled by plutonium in a reaction using "fast" neutrons, i.e. not moderated by water or graphite as in other reactors.
CLAB - The Central Storage Facility For Spent Nuclear Fuel.
curie - one curie is the number of transformations or disintegrations of one gram of radium. One curie equals 3.7 X 10 to the 10th disintegrations per second.
fissile material - a material made up of heavy atoms that can be split into pieces emitting energy.
FMKK - The Peoples' Movement Against Nuclear Power And Weapons.
isotope - an atom of a given element that has slightly different physical and chemical properties from other atoms of the same element.
KBS - Nuclear Fuel Safety Project (Projekt Kärnbränslesäkerhet).
light water reactor (LWR) - reactors cooled with natural water and fueled with low-enriched uranium (about 3% uranium-235).
NAK - The Committee For Spent Nuclear Fuel.
PRAV - Program Council For Radioactive Waste.
plutonium - a human-made radioactive element heavier than uranium. Plutonium-239 is the plutonium isotope commonly used in nuclear weapons; it emits highly dangerous alpha radiation and has a halflife of 24,000 years.
reprocessing - extraction of uranium and plutonium from spent fuel, which can be used for new fuel or nuclear bombs.
SFR-1 - Final Storage For Reactor Waste.
SKBF - Swedish Nuclear Fuel Supplies Ltd.
SKB - Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company.
SKI - Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate.
SKN - The National Board For Spent Nuclear Fuel.
SSI - National Institute Of Radiation Protection.
spent fuel - nuclear reactor fuel once it has been exposed to a nuclear reaction; also called irradiated fuel.
tonnes - 1,000 kilograms or 2,200 pounds. An imperial or American ton is 2,000 pounds or 909.1 kilograms.
WISE NC - World Information Service On Energy News Communiqué.
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