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Final FNOD board meeting of 2015 scheduled

Norfolk District Public Affiars
Published Nov. 30, 2015
SUFFOLK, Va. -- A sign warns people of the danger at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot. In 1987 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. Extensive historical research, investigations, and testing led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to place this site on the National Priority list in 1999. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has managed the clean-up project on this site since. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)

SUFFOLK, Va. -- A sign warns people of the danger at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot. In 1987 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. Extensive historical research, investigations, and testing led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to place this site on the National Priority list in 1999. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has managed the clean-up project on this site since. (U.S. Army photo/Patrick Bloodgood)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host their quarterly public meeting regarding restoration efforts at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot Thursday. 

The Restoration Advisory Board meeting; which will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 5921 Harbour View Blvd. in Suffolk from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.; will feature discussions regarding the latest cleanup progress.

Topics planned for the December meeting include: 
 
• NRB RI Update
• MEC Shoreline Investigation
• MBG Fieldwork Update
• Website Demonstration
• Contract Actions/FY16 Funding/Site Closeout  

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.

The RAB members include stakeholders such as residents; local businesses; local, state, and federal regulators; property owners; Corps personnel and contractors; and other whom are interested in the clean-up.

During the meetings, RAB members ask questions and provide input on all aspects of the restoration process to the interagency project team. All FNOD RAB quarterly meetings are open to the public.

The Environmental Protection Agency placed FNOD on its National Priorities List in 1997. Two years later, the FNOD RAB was established.

The RAB welcomes new members. For more information, please check the project web site: http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/FNOD.aspx
or contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Officer Kerry Solan at 757-201-7258 or by email.