It has been pointed out that Cumbria Trust regularly uses acronyms in its posts and that there are readers who may be unfamiliar with them. The government appears to be particularly adept at changing the names of or merging departments at the drop of a hat, so with that in mind, we are publishing the following list, with links where appropriate, to assist in understanding who’s who and who is responsible for what.
BEIS – (Dept for) Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
BGS – British Geological Survey
CoRWM – Committee for Radioactive Waste Management
CT – Cumbria Trust
DECC – Dept. of Energy and Climate Change (merged into BEIS July 2016)
GDI – Geological Disposal Infrastructure
GDF – Geological Disposal Facility
HLW – High Level Waste
ILW – Intermediate Level Waste
IRP – Independent Review Panel
LLW – Low Level Waste
MRWS – Managing Radioactive Waste Safely
NDA – Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
NIREX – Originally stood for Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive and was later to become just the word “Nirex”, which no longer exists.
RWM – Radioactive Waste Management