Belvoir Nuclear Reactor’s Dismantling Set To Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work to dismantle Fort Belvoir’s nuclear reactor in November, according to Brenda Barber, the program manager for the Corps of Engineers Baltimore District. A $71.6 million dollar contract for the work was awarded to APTIM AECOM Decommissioning LLC of Alexandria. The Army SM-1 reactor, which designates a status of stationary, medium-power, was shut down nearly 50 years ago, and Barber said residual radiation has diminished enough to begin dismantlement. According to, "Work to be done includes installing new fencing at the site and installing temporary power so “we can ensure the building is ‘cold and dark’ and make sure everything is de-energized,” Barber added. “We also need to install all of our environmental air monitoring around the site, and then do the initial site prep, which includes installing all of our storm-water controls. We do have to cut some trees at the site, and then we will begin demolition in early 2022.” According to the Corps of Engineers’ website, the SM-1 was a pressurized water reactor delivering 1,750 kilowatts of electrical power. It was the first nuclear power reactor to provide electricity to a commercial power grid in the United States, in 1957." As per, "At a community town hall at Fort Belvoir on Sept. 28, it was projected that the work over the next few years will generate a considerable amount of truck traffic along Gunston and Totten roads on post, with about nine outbound shipments each day. Barber estimates a completion date of 2025, at which point the site will be cleared and landscaped, ready for whatever use the Army deems necessary."

Properties in Fort Belvoir

All you can say is WOW when you walk into this stunning End Unit Townhome.

9230 Point Replete Dr

You are close to shopping, easy commute to Fort Belvoir, access to several commuter routes, and close to commuter lots, metro and VRE trains. This home has only known one owner and the Pride of Ownership and attention to detail shows, inside and out with a New HVAC system, whole house humidifier, New hot water heater, as well as appliance and fixture upgrades throughout the home. Greenspace surrounds you on the side and back of this home with a Zen like feeling as you look across a beautifully landscaped yard. Meticulous care and upkeep has been given to this wonderful three bedroom, three and a half bathroom home This stunning home has been renovated throughout with attention to detail everywhere you look. Wood flooring throughout the main level and a glamorous primary bedroom with an on-suite, provides a spa-like retreat you will enjoy coming home to every day. Your kitchen provides a wonderful space to entertain and gourmet cook with beautiful quartz countertops, island and upgraded appliances with non fingerprint surfaces. Each bathroom in the home is like a Work of Art with barn door closures and beautiful tile and fixtures. The walk out basement could easily accommodate an extra bedroom next to the full bathroom down stairs for a teen or live in parent. Don't miss the Virtual 3D Walk Through Tour with floor plans in the video section of this listing for more details. Community amenities pool, clubhouse, tennis [Inlet Cove - $640,000]   SOLD!

This huge brick front beauty is ready to move in.

6915 Inlet Cove Dr

Freshly painted throughout (July 2021) Main level Hardwoods refinished (July 2021) brand new carpet on stairs, lower and upper levels (July 2021) New light fixtures in Foyer, Dining Room & kitchen (July 2021), New Ceiling fan in Primary bedroom (July 2021). The kitchen has an island, pantry, eating area for a table and adjoins the family room . There is access to the deck for relaxing, grilling, easy and convenient. 9' ceilings on Main level are enhanced by light streaming in from large windows and the lovely open floor plan. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The Primary bedroom has a massive walk-in closet, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling with an ensuite bathroom. The lower level has a full bath and walk out to fenced rear yard. and access from the 2 car garage. The subdivision has walk paths, community club house and swimming pool The subdivision is one mile south of the Fort Belvoir main gate. So convenient to route 1, Fairfax County Parkway, Interstate 95...lots to love about this one! [Cook Inlet - $570,000]   SOLD!

Stunning home In sought after Cook Inlet! Built in 2004 this large model had been well maintained.

9168 Prices Cove Ln

The elegant entry foyer opens in to a large open area that is filled with sunlight from the large windows throughout the entry level. The main level offers a Study with glass French doors, living area and separate dining room, Gourmet Kitchen, Family room and half bath. Excellent traffic flow and open concept, Fantastic for Entertaining! Kitchen features are fabulous with a Butlers Pantry, Large Gourmet Kitchen with Granite countertops, upgraded appliances, 42" cabinets, two wall ovens, cooktop and more. Kitchen is open to the family room with a fireplace. Beautiful hardwoods throughout the main level and cozy carpet in the family room. Upstairs features a magnificent Primary bedroom with Tray Ceiling, large En Suite with a jacuzzi soaking tub, 2 separate vanities, separate glass enclosed shower and water closet. Basement features a large recreation room with walkout. Loads of Storage space and a half bath for convenience. 2 car garage. Lawn maintenance and front shrub trimming included in HOA. Community pool and Tot lot! Minutes to Fort Belvoir, Rte 1, Fairfax County Parkway and Commuter Rail. [Cook Inlet - $705,000]   SOLD!

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.

9124 Lake Tower Ln

5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, brick front single family home in sought after Cook Inlet neighborhood. House has been lovingly maintained by original owners. White on white kitchen with new quartz countertop. Open layout and freshly painted throughout. Brand new carpet throughout. Premium corner lot next to guest parking. Oversize deck perfect for entertaining. Bonus room in basement can be use as theater, home gym or whatever the new owner desires. Doing laundry has never been easier with the laundry room located on the top level. Community offers, playground, pool, yard maintenance, and clubhouse. [Cook Inlet - $720,000]   SOLD!

Location! Location! Location! Immaculate 3 BR, 3.

7032 Regional Inlet Dr

5 BA, 2 car garage, brick front townhome. near Fort Belvoir, 95, Loton VRE and. shopping. This home is beautiful, shows pride of ownership. Lovely hardwood floors throughout the main level, large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas range, double wall oven From the kitchen walk out to a huge deck and view the fenced-in yard to include a patio. Large master bedroom with a large master bath, and a walk-in closet. The owners have done the following: deck 2016, new appliances 2017, new HVAC 2018, new roof 2020, new windows 2021. The neighborhood includes a pool. You will love it here, Owners need a rent back until mid-September. [Cook Inlet - $562,000]   SOLD!

Largest model in Cook Inlet with almost 4,500 finished sq.

7033 Stone Inlet Dr

ft., 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and the BEST lot on a large corner location with a fully landscaped, fenced-in, private backyard with 2 decks, 2 patios and planter beds! Minutes to Ft. Belvoir, metro stations, and close to the Pentagon, DC, and new Amazon headquarters! Lovely, detached brick home with an attached two-car garage, open floor plan with hardwood floors, main level half bath, family room and living room, study, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, upgraded appliances, 42" custom cabinets, two wall ovens, cooktop and more. Upper level features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths including a master bathroom with jetted tub and 2nd en suite bedroom. Fully finished walkout lower level has large rec room, full bath, bonus room with wall of windows and lots of storage space. Unique features include custom built-in bookcases, surround sound in family room, ceiling fans throughout, and brand new frig, dishwasher, and water heater. Both HVACs replaced with top-of-the-line units. HOA covers front shrubs, lawn care, trash and snow removal, and common areas! [Cook Inlet - $735,000]   SOLD!

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