SUFFOLK, Va. — Restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, or FNOD, remains an ongoing priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Community members can learn more about the formerly used defense site here and latest clean-up progress during the project’s quarterly restoration advisory board meeting at the Courtyard Marriott, 8060 Harbour View Blvd., in Suffolk, Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
The project’s restoration advisory board, or RAB, are local stakeholders that include community members, local businesses, local and state officials, a representative of the Tidewater Community College Real Estate Foundation, FNOD property owners, and interagency project team members from the Corps, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA.
Current areas of interest being discussed by the Corps include:
- Update on Proposed Plans
- Site Management Plan
- Shoreline Munitions & Explosives of Concern
- Funding Update
- Contract Actions
The quarterly RAB meetings serve as a public forum for the Corps’ remediation 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 proposed work plans and restoration efforts to an interagency project team consisting of the Corps, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.
In 1997, the EPA placed FNOD on its National Priorities List. Two years later, the FNOD RAB was established.
All FNOD quarterly meetings and applications for RAB membership are open to the public.