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Many Questions on $52B Storm Protection Plan in NY, NJ

Updated: Jun 26

December 8, 2022 |

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People are asking questions about a storm protection proposal for New York and New Jersey that would be among the most massive and costly flood control projects ever done in America, aiming to prevent the type of catastrophic flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

The agency proposes building movable barriers and gates across bays, rivers and other waterways in the two states hardest-hit by the October 2012 storm.

NJ SEED: A sinking East coast promises more coastal flooding incidents. The Army Corps’ plan, though expensive, is a proposal to address a serious but massive problem. It deserves to be started sooner rather than later. It is to be hoped that it doesn’t work out that New York gets most of the relief and New Jersey gets most of the bill.

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