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 Tidewater Community College/Work Force Solutions at 7000 College Drive Suffolk, VA 23435 on Thursday, March 7th
, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Topics to be discussed at the meeting include:
- Project 21 Tank Investigation
- Project 17/19 and Project 18 Cantonment Area Updates
- Horseshoe Pond Update.
The RAB members include stakeholders such as residents; local businesses; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; local, state, and federal regulators; property owners; contractors; and other interested persons.
The quarterly RAB meetings serve as a public forum for 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 Vince Little (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office) by phone at (757) 201-7606 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.