Savannah River Site officials will be hosting an upcoming information session on several of the Site's projects and ongoing missions.


The SRS Information Pod session will be held on Thursday, March 27 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road.


According to Barbara Smoak, of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with registration followed by several poster sessions on various Site missions. More in-depth informative presentations will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.


Presentations will be broken down into four main sections: Nuclear Materials Management, Waste Management, Environmental Monitoring and Restoration and the Savannah River National Lab.


Each of the four presentations will last 45 minutes, which will allow participants to attend two of the four sessions.


After the last session, officials will hold a 10 minute question-and-answer period at the end of the night.


Smoak added that SRS has had information sessions before; however, this will be the first one of its kind that will look to inform people on current SRS projects and missions.


“We think this is a great opportunity for people to learn more about SRS and become more knowledgeable about the Site,” she said. “This is a pilot for this particular format, and if it is received well, we'll hope to have subsequent sessions like this.”


The event is free to the public but registration for the presentations is on a first come, first served basis.


Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.