Superfund Site:

NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD
PORTSMOUTH, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Bob Thomson
(215) 814-3357

Site Location

Street Address:
VICTORY BOULEVARD
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23709

Background

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) site is located in Portsmouth in the tidewater region of southeastern Virginia, along the southern branch of the Elizabeth River and Paradise Creek near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Dating to 1767, the facility is the oldest shipyard in the United States devoted exclusively to ship repair and overhaul. Activities at the shipyard include metal forming, repair and installation of mechanical and electrical equipment, metal fabrication, metal plating, and painting operations. Historical operations and disposal practices contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Cleanups are complete at some sites within the ...

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