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Aiken Standard attending Nuclear Deterrence Summit in Washington D.C.

February 12, 2019 GMT

A three-day conference tackling all things nuclear – think the Savannah River Site, plutonium and the U.S. Department of Energy – will be held Feb. 12-14 in Washington D.C., and the Aiken Standard will be there.

The Aiken Standard’s government and nuclear reporter, Colin Demarest, will be at the annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, which this year is being held in the Pentagon City neighborhood.

You can follow him on Twitter – @demarest_colin – to keep up with him minute to minute. You can also follow the Aiken Standard on Twitter, @aikenstandard, and Facebook where his work will be shared and posted.

This year’s conference features dozens of speakers representing the DOE, the legislative process and the private sector.

Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon as well as Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Stuart MacVean are among the various panel members. Osbon is scheduled to speak about SRS – past, present and future – on Wednesday afternoon; MacVean is scheduled to speak about the Nuclear Posture Review on Wednesday evening.

On Monday morning, Osbon said he was “very excited” and felt “privileged” to represent the city of Aiken and its greater community while in Washington.

More information can be found on the conference’s website: deterrencesummit.com.