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ACQUISITION 4
Version 4 of the software used to collect the parameters from a supposedly EDF damaged reactor. ACQUISITION 4 is the first element in the SESAME system, IT tool used by the Technical crisis centre (CTC) to evaluate radioactive releases in the event of an accident affecting an EDF nuclear reactor
AECL
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited - Canadian research organisation
AES 92
3rd-generation reactor developed by Atomstroyexport
AFA 3GLr AA
Advanced Fuel Assembly (2nd generation assembly) - Name given to a certain type of fuel assembly
AFAQ
French Quality Assurance Association
AFNOR
French standardisation association
AFSSET
Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire de l'Environnement et du Travail - French agency for environmental and occupational health safety
ALCADE
Name of a fuel management method used in French power plants
Alpha
Radiation composed of helium nuclei, highly ionising but not very penetrating. A sheet of paper is sufficient to stop alpha radiation
ALPHA-RISK
Quantification of cancer and non-cancer risksassociated with multiple chronic radiation and exposures: epidemiologicals studies, organ dose calculation and risk assessment - European project to assess chronic risks due to radiation on man
AMANDE
Accélérateur pour la Métrologie et les Applications NEutroniques en Dosimétrie - Accelerator for metrology and neutronics applications for external dosimetry(Cadarache)
ANCLI
Association Nationale des Commissions Locales d'Information - French association of local information commissions
ANDRA
National agency for radioactive waste management
ANL
Argone National Laboratory (Etats-Unis)
ANTARES
Very-high temperature reactor project, graphitemoderated and helium-cooled
AP-1000
3rd-generation reactor developed byWestinghouse (USA)
Aplasia
Arrest or insufficiency in the development of a tissue or organ
APOLLO 2
Neutron calculation code used to calculate the conditions governing the nuclear reaction in a fissile medium
AREVA
Industrial group including the companies Areva T and D, Cogema, Framatome, FBFC, Cogema logistics, Framatome ANP,Technicatome and FCI
ASTEC
Accident Source Term Evaluation Code -Scientific software system used to simulate the train of events in a core meltdown accident in a water reactor, from the initiating event to the release of radioactive products outside the containment. It is developed jointly by the IRSN and GRS
ASTRAL
Calculation code of the IRSN that enables the transfer of radioactive elements into the agricultural sector to be quantified
ATPu
Plutonium technology workshop (Cogema)
AVN
Vinçotte nuclear association (Belgium)

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