Superfund Site Profile
The 975-acre Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot site is located in Suffolk, Virginia. Between 1917 and 1960, the Army used the property for munitions storage, shipment, classification, reconditioning, loading and destruction. At the end of World War II, the Navy used the Depot for demobilization, including the destruction of explosives, ammunition and chemicals. The site also includes an abandoned landfill and an offshore area, which extends from the low tide line to one mile offshore, to the James River and Nansemond River channels. Site activities contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater. Investigations are ongoing.