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 on Thursday, June 5, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Courtyard Marriott located at 8060 Harbour View Boulevard in Suffolk, Virginia.
Current topics being discussed by the Corps include:
· Horseshoe Pond, Impregnite Kit Area, and Area of Concern-22 Powerpoint presentation and public meeting date
. Munitions of Explosive Concern Shoreline Investigation
· 2002 Interim Land Use Control discussion
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.
The Corps encourages community members to attend and ask questions during the meeting.
All FNOD quarterly meetings and applications for RAB membership are open to the public.
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 1987. This initiated extensive historical research, investigations, testing and removal actions. As a result of these findings, in 1999 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency placed this site on the National Priority List.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, manages the FUDS project at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot. Project support is also provided by the Huntsville District (the Corps’ center for expertise on ordnance-related issues), and the Norfolk District for other restoration efforts.