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Trouble Brewing In New Jersey Over Proposal To Bring Sand To The Beach

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By David Madden

WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Beaches may be the last thing on your mind as you deal with these cold temperatures, but they’re talking beach work down the shore.

And there could be some trouble brewing in the Wildwoods.

The plans are to put a 16 foot high dune network along five miles of beach from North Wildwood through Wildwood Crest.

Then there’s another part of the project Wildwood Mayor Ernie Trioano is none too thrilled about.

“They’re trying to back pass. In other words, use the sand that is presently on the Wildwood beach to fill up the northern end of North Wildwood as opposed to them dredging it in from another location,” Trioano says.

Doing that could reduce Wildwood’s beach enough, according to Trioano, to threaten many of the summer events held there.

He points to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy or in his town the lack of it to suggest the dune work isn’t needed.

They’ll talk about that, and the sand move, at a meeting with all parties involved next week.

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