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Chemical & Nuclear Clean Up A-Z of the Santa Susana Research Facility

AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AI Atomics International
ALARA As Low as Reasonably Achievable
ARAR Applicable or Relevant& Appropriate Requirement
BBI Brandeis-Bardin Institute
CalEPA California Environmental Protection Agency
CDPH California Department of Public Health
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act
CMS Corrective Measures Studies
COC Contaminant of Concern
COPC Contaminant of Potential Concern
CSM Conceptual Site Model
D&D Decontamination & Decommissioning
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DTSC Department of Toxic Substances Control
EA Environmental Assessment
EH US DOE Office of Environment Safety and Health
EEOICPA Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ENTS Engineered Natural Treatment Systems
EPA US Environmental Protection Agency
ESL Ecological Screening Level
ESU Evolutionary Significant Unity
ETEC Energy Technology Engineering Center
EU Exposure Unit
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSDF Former Sodium Disposal Facility
GWS Gamma Walkover Survey
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
LARWQCB Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
LLD Lower Limit of Detection
LMEC Liquid Metal Engineering Center
LLW Low-level radioactive waste
MTU Metric tons of uranium
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MDL Method Detection Limit
mg/kg Milligrams per Kilogram
NAA North American Aviation
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NESHAP National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSGW Near Surface Groundwater
NTS Nevada Test Site
OEHHA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
OSHA US Occupational Safety& Health Administration
OU Operable Unit
PAH Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PARCC Precision, Accuracy, Representativeness, Comparability and Completeness
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PEIS Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
PEL Permissible Exposure Level
PM Particulate Matter
PNA Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon
ppm/ppb Parts per million/Parts per billion
Pu Plutonium
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
R Roentgen
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
R&D Research & Development
RAD Radionuclide
RADTRAN Radioactive Transportation Risk Analysis
RAGS Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund
RAIS Risk Assessment Information System
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCT Radiological control technician
REL Reference Exposure Level
RFI RCRA Facility Investigation
RIHL Rockwell International Hot Laboratory
RMDF Radioactive Material Disposal Facility
RMHF Radioactive Material Handling Facility
ROD Record of Decision
SA Safety Analysis
SAIC Science Applications International Corporation
SAP Sampling and Analysis Plan
SB Senate Bill
SEIS Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
SO2 Sulfur dioxide
SRAM Standardized Risk Assessment Methodology
SRC Site Related Contaminant
SRE Sodium Reactor Experiment
SSFL Santa Susana Field Laboratory
SSL Soil-to-Groundwater Screening Level
STP Sewage Treatment Plan
SU Survey Unit
SVOC Semi Volatile Organic Compound
SWMU Solid Waste Management Unit
TIC Tentatively Identified Compound
TOC Total Organic Carbon
TRU Transuranic
TRV Toxicity Reference Value
TSD Treatment, storage, and/or disposal
TSP Total suspended particulates
TSU Santa Susana Formation
UO Unusual Occurrence
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
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