Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness

1204 Whiskey Rd, Suite B
Aiken, SC 29803-4318
(803) 649-3456


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Radiation: The Facts

Click on the following file, courtesy of Robert Hargraves, to see a short summary
of some basic facts of radiation, and the conclusion: "Radiation is safe within limits."

Radiation Eye
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CNTA Overview

In 1991, a handful of citizens and a few companies in the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina and Georgia banded together to form a nonprofit, grassroots organization that would be pro-nuclear and proud of it. We carry out educational programs to provide factual information about the benefits and risks of nuclear technologies and the Savannah River Site.

Our other major objective is to sensitize elected officials and the public to the need to acquire new missions for the Savannah River Site at Aiken, South Carolina, a major component of the United State's nuclear defense production complex.  CNTA advocates specific new missions that will keep SRS viable well into the 21st century.

From this small beginning, CNTA has become an organization with more than 400 individual members (and growing). Our corporate members include world-class companies such as Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Savannah River Remediation, Babcock & Wilcox, Shaw AREVA MOX Services, the WSI-SRS Team, and others who recognize the importance of CNTA programs.

News: 2015/2016 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship

CNTA announces the application process for the Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship for the 2015/2016 academic year, sponsored by Savannah River Remediation-SRS. Applications for the $5,000 scholarship are due by July 31, 2015. Further information is shown at the Robert Maher Scholarship page.

Announcement: CNTA Kicks Off 2015 High School Essay Contest

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness announces the 2015 High School Essay Contest. Click here to visit the High School Essay page.

Save the Date: 13th Annual CNTA Golf Tournament

The 13th Annual Golf Tournament will proceed on May 8th, 2015, at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken, SC. Stay tuned for further details.

Event: Publication of Newspaper Insert

CNTA teamed with The Aiken Standard to produce a newspaper insert for the Sunday, October 19, 2014 edition of the newspaper, celebrating Nuclear Science Week by providing a series of teaching, informational, and topical articles. The contents are viewable at the Education Events & Exhibits page.

Event: CNTA Celebrates 23rd Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness celebrated its annual Teller Lecture and Banquet on October 20, 2014. Mr. Robert Stone was the featured speaker. Mr. Stone is an Oscar- and Emmy-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker and Director of "Pandora's Promise."

Also featured at the event was the recognition of the Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship, Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award, and winners of the CNTA High-School Essay Contest.

News: 2014 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist

CNTA is excited to announce that Dr. Zheng Chang, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiochemistry at South Carolina State University, is the winner of the 2014 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award. Further information is shown at the 2014 Davison Award page.

News: 2014 Robert Maher Scholarship

CNTA is pleased to announce that Valerie Nwadeyi, a nuclear engineering student at South Carolina State University, is the winner of the 2014 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship Award. Further information is shown at the Maher Scholarship page.

News: 2014 High School Essay Contest Winners

CNTA is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2014 High School Essay Contest are Jackson Poole (North Augusta High School), Phillip Wiggins (Greenbrier High School), and Yanni Woods (Greenbrier High School). Further information is shown at the Essay Contest page.


Announcement: Annual Report for 2013 Available

The 2013 Annual Report for CNTA is posted here.

Event: 2013 Community Forum

In cooperation with the celebrations of National Nuclear Science Week, CNTA hosted "Celebrate Our Community's Nuclear Industry" - a half-day forum on the economic value to the region from the nuclear industry and facilities. The forum was Thursday morning, October 24, 2013 at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC-Aiken. Click here to visit the Forum web page.

New Feature: CNTA's "Nuclear Facts" Videos

CNTA is proud to introduce a new section of the website, featuring videos and other media presentations related to our mission. Check out the new "Videos" section by clicking on the button to the left.

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