SUFFOLK, Va. — The environmental mission at Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot remains a priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Community members can learn more about this formerly used defense site and the latest cleanup progress during the project’s quarterly Restoration Advisory Board meeting Thursday. A virtual session is set for 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. via Webex.
The meeting can be accessed at https://usace.webex.com/usace/j.php?MTID=m846ad9c984be9866acbab4f59f7f2544 – meeting number: 146 177 2483, password: FNOD. To join by telephone, call 877-336-1831 or 404-443-6397 (access code: 8302055, security code: 1111).
Agenda topics include:
• Area of concern #11 – Track H & I Magazine Line
• Shoreline-removal action for munitions and explosives of concern
• Horseshoe Pond remedial action
Board members and stakeholders include residents, area businesses; local, state and federal regulators; property owners, USACE personnel and contractors, and other interested parties.
The meetings serve as a public forum for USACE’s cleanup efforts at the 975-acre defense depot, located near Tidewater Community College’s former Portsmouth campus. RAB members ask questions and provide input on all aspects of the restoration process to the interagency project team.
The Environmental Protection Agency placed Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot on its National Priorities List in 1997. Two years later, the Restoration Advisory Board was established.
The board welcomes new members, and all quarterly meetings are open to the public.
For more information, visit the project website at www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FNOD or contact the Norfolk District Public Affairs Office at 757-201-7606 or DLL-CENAO-PA@usace.army.mil.