Cole, Noman M. (Noman Monroe ), 1933-1997

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Chairman of the Virginia State Water Control Board.

From the description of Papers of Noman M. Cole [manuscript], 1970-1974. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647908044

Noman M. Cole, Jr. was a leading figure in the area of environmental quality in the Northern Virginia area and elsewhere. Mr. Cole served in a variety of state and local assignments pertaining to pollution control. He was technical and policy adviser to Governors John Dalton and Linwood Holton on energy and water pollution abatement. The government of Fairfax County and civic groups received guidance from him as well. Mr. Cole also was the principal author of the 1971 Occoquan Watershed Policy, which prompted creation of a sewage authority there as well as of a world-class treatment plant.

From the description of Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, 1962-1996. (George Mason University). WorldCat record id: 496144789

Chairman of the Va. State Water Control Board.

From the description of Virginia State Water Control Board involvement in the Blue Plains sewage system problems, 1970-1974 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834344

From the description of Virginia State Water Control Board involvement in the Blue Plains sewage system problems, 1970-1974. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29733935

Noman M. Cole, Jr. was a leading figure in the area of environmental quality in the Northern Virginia area and elsewhere. Mr. Cole served in a variety of state and local assignments pertaining to pollution control. He was technical and policy adviser to Governors John Dalton and Linwood Holton on energy and water pollution abatement. The government of Fairfax County and civic groups received guidance from him as well. Mr. Cole also was the principal author of the 1971 Occoquan Watershed Policy, which prompted creation of a sewage authority there as well as of a world-class treatment plant.

Mr. Cole's expertise also extended to global issues. He was a nuclear engineer who was a leader in the inspection and rectification of problems involving the reactor after the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania. He served on the Ukrainian international jury reviewing proposals to stabilize Chernobyl Unit No. 4 after the disaster there. Mr. Cole assisted the Russian government in defueling its nuclear-powered submarines.

Later in his life, and most importantly for the Northern Virginia region, he developed a number of plants and processes to aid in the reclamation of water from the upper Occoquan and consequentially, the lower Potomac watersheds. His engineering expertise and unmitigated success in this area led grateful water treatment officials to name a plant in Lorton, Virginia in his name.

From the guide to the Noman M. Cole, Jr. papers, 1962-1996, (George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Blatnik, John A., 1911-1991, person
associatedWith Blue Plains Sewage Treatment Plant (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Blue Plains Sewage Treatment Plant (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Blue Plains Sewage Treatment Plant (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Blue Plains Sewage Treatment Plant (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- , person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914- , person
associatedWith Dalton, John N., person
associatedWith Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914-1999 person
associatedWith Hampton Roads Sanitation District (Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923- , person
associatedWith Marriott Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Mason Neck Citizens Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Robb, Charles S., person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
associatedWith Spong, William B. (William Belser), 1920-1997 person
associatedWith Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Council on the Environment. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Dept. of Environmental Quality. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. State Water Control Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fairfax County (Va.)
Virginia
Salem Church Dam (Va.)
Fairfax County (Va.)
Loudoun County (Va.)
Virginia--Fairfax County
Virginia--Loudoun County
Potomac River
Rappahannock River (Va.)
Shenandoah River (Va. and W. Va.)
Potomac River
Virginia
James River Basin
Shenandoah River (Va. and W. Va.)
Occoquan River Watershed (Va.)
Virginia--Roanoke
Occoquan Reservoir (Va.)
Smith Mountain Lake (Va.)
Fairfax County (Va.)
Roanoke (Va.)
Hampton Roads Sanitation District (Va.)
Potomac River
Potomac River
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
Potomac River Basin
Subject
Water--Pollution
Water resources development
Environmental policy
Environmental policy--Virginia
Sewage disposal
Radioactive waste disposal
Sewerage
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Occupation
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Birth 1933

Death 1997

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