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7. Acronyms & Abbreviations

  • Issued: July 2013
  • Content last reviewed: April 2013
α
alpha
β
beta
γ
gamma
3H
Tritium
m3/h
cubic metres per hour
L/s
litres per second
Bq
Becquerel
Bq/kg
Becquerel per kilogram
Bq/L
Becquerel per litre
Bq/m3
Becquerel per cubic metre
mBq/m3
milliBecquerel per cubic metre
µBq/m3
microBecquerel per cubic metre
Sv
Sievert
mSv
milliSievert
µSv/y
microSievert per year
µSv/Bq
microSievert per Becquerel
AMG
Assurance Monitoring Group (Ontario Government)
CALA
Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
DSC
Derived Survey Concentrations
DFO
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
DOE
Department of Energy (U.S.)
DWSP
Drinking Water Surveillance Program
EML
Environmental Measurements Laboratory (U.S.)
GTA
Greater Toronto Area
HEA
Hypothetically Exposed Adult
HTO
Tritium Oxide or Tritiated Water Vapour
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
ICRP
International Commission on Radiation Protection
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
LLNL
Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Laboratories
MAPEP
Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program
MDA
Minimum Detectable Activity
MDC
Minimum Detectable Concentration
MOE
Ministry of the Environment
NIST
National Institute for Science and Technology (U.S.)
NRC
National Research Council (Ontario)
OHSB
Occupational Health & Safety Branch (Ontario Government)
OMAFRA
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
OPG
Ontario Power Generation
ORSP
Ontario Reactor Surveillance Program
PNERP
Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan
QC
Quality Control
QM
Quality Management
RPB
Radiation Protection Bureau (Health Canada)
RPS
Radiation Protection Service (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
RPFS
Radiation Protection Field Service (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
RPMS
Radiation Protection Monitoring Service (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
SDWA
Safe Drinking Water Act (Ontario)
WPCP
Water Pollution Control Plant
WTPs
Water Treatment Plants

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