A local nuclear group will be treated to an update on liquid waste progress during its monthly breakfast on Wednesday.


The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, or CNTA, will have its monthly Up and Atom Breakfast on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast will be held at Newberry Hall, located at 117 Newberry St.


The group will hear the progress report from Stuart MacVean, president and project manager of Savannah River Remediation, the Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor.


CNTA Executive Director Clint Wolfe said members have let him know repeatedly that they value frequent updates on activities at the SRS.


“I am sure that, although the content of his remarks is entirely of his own choosing, he will recount the accomplishments of the liquid waste mission at the site and what the future holds in light of budget constraints,” Wolfe said.


In addition to updates, several of the contractor’s summer interns are expected to attend, which Wolfe also views as a plus.


“This is especially important to our organization as we value our role in providing public education initiatives, including special education workshops for school teachers and interns,” he added.


The cost to attend is $15 and can be paid at the door or before the event. Reservations can be made via email at cnta@bellsouth.net or by calling 803-649-3456. Reservations must be made by Monday at noon.


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.