Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot
SUFFOLK, Va. -- Contractors sort through the dirt at the Former Nansemond Ordance Depot, looking for buried ordnance. In 1987 the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot became a matter of public concern when a piece of crystalline TNT was found at the Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth Campus. Extensive historical research, investigations, and testing led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to place this site on the National Priority list in 1999. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has managed the clean-up project on this site since. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)