Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness

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

Up and Atom Breakfast - December 2

CNTA welcomes Dr. Terry Michalske, Director of Savannah River National Laboratory, presenting an "SRNL Update."

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White House Press Release on Nuclear Energy

Obama Administration Announces Actions to Ensure that Nuclear Energy Remains a Vibrant component of the United States' Clean Energy Strategy

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CNTAware! Newsletter

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Fall newsletter is released.

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Iyer Named Distinguished Scientist

Natraj C. Iyer has been named the Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist for 2015. Dr. Iyer is Associate Laboratory Director at SRNL.

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CNTA Celebrates Successful Teller Lecture/Banquet

CNTA's 24th Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet proceeded Monday, October 19, featuring Admiral Cecil Haney (Commander, U.S. Strategic Command) and award presentations.

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CNTA Names New Executive Director

Michael D. (Mike) Johnson has been named the new Executive Director for Citzens for Nuclear Technology Awareness.

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About Us: 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.

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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Announcement: Maher Scholarship Winner

CNTA and Savannah River Remediation are pleased to announce Bianca D'Angela Cruz, a rising senior at South Carolina State University, is the winner of the 2015 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship. See 2015 Maher Scholarship page.

Announcement: High-School Essay Contest

Winners of the 9th Annual High-School Essay Contest are Daniel Davidson (North Augusta High School), Caleb DiPrete (Greenbriar High School), and Kiana Franklin (North Augusta High School). See 2015 Essay Contest page.

Event: Teller Lecture to Feature Admiral Haney

CNTA's 24th Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet will be celebrated Monday, October 19. Our Guest Speaker this year is Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command. See 2015 Teller Lecture page.

Events: Nuclear Science Week

CNTA joins with local organizations and businesses in celebrating 2015 Nuclear Science Week, including Education Days, plant tours, STEM workshop, and the Teller Lecture . See SRSCRO NSW website.

Event: 2015 CNTA Golf Tournament

CNTA hosted its 13th Annual Golf Tournament May 8. First Place (Low Gross) was grabbed by the Centerra-SRS team of Mark Bolton, Dale Kendrick, John Arnold, and Rob Davis. See 2015 Golf page.

Event: Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute

The CNTA hosted the Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute July 15-17. The Institute served 25 middle- and high-school teachers who have an interest in learning or sharing more knowledge about nuclear technology applications. The key goal was to promote student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and related careers.

News: 2014 Annual Report

The CNTA Annual Report is released.

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.

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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