Superfund Site:

FORMER NANSEMOND ORDNANCE DEPOT
SUFFOLK, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Brian Poe
(215) 814-5471

Site Location

Street Address:
STATE ROUTE 135
SUFFOLK, VA 23435

Background

The Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot ("FNOD") 975-acre site is located in Suffolk, Virginia, near the northwestern end of State Route 135. The property was obtained by the United States Department of Army between 1917 and 1929 and was known as Pig Point Ordnance Depot. 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 ...
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