SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot (FNOD), remain an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Community members can learn more about this Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) and hear the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting held at the Suffolk Chesapeake Courtyard Marriott, 8060 Harbour View Blvd., in Suffolk on Thursday, March 1st, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Topics planned for the March meeting include:
· Update on the TNT Area
· Update on project statuses and schedule
· Discussion on RAB Operating Procedures.
The RAB members include stakeholders such as residents; local businesses; local, state, and federal regulators; property owners; USACE personnel and contractors; and other interested persons.
The quarterly RAB meetings serve as a public forum for the USACE’s cleanup progress at the 975-acre defense depot, located near the former Tidewater Community College Portsmouth campus. During the meetings, RAB members ask questions and provide input on all aspects of the restoration process to the interagency project team. The USEPA placed FNOD on its National Priorities List (NPL) in 1997. Two years later, the FNOD RAB was established.
The RAB welcomes new members. All FNOD RAB quarterly meetings are open to the public. For more information, please check the project web site: http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FNOD.aspx or contact Patrick Bloodgood (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office) by phone at (757) 201-7881 or by email at Patrick.J.Bloodgood@usace.army.mil.