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Erosion

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Controversy Surrounds Post-Sandy Sea Walls At Jersey Shore

As Jersey shore towns spend millions to rebuild boardwalks wrecked by Superstorm Sandy, some are opting for an additional layer of protection in the form of steel sea walls. But some environmentalists and scientists say the hard barriers actually worsen erosion as waves scour sand at the base of the walls.

01/22/2013

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