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"Political Support for a Sea Wall in New York Harbor Begins To Form"

"The cost of building sea barriers that would protect New York City and parts of New Jersey from storm surges is likely to run as high as $23 billion, according to the Dutch scientist commissioned by New York City to study how it might respond to the extreme weather events and rising sea levels brought about by climate change."

Source: ClimateWire, 11/16/2012

Contamination Warnings in Newark Bay, Lower Passaic, Hackensack Rivers

"Federal officials Wednesday warned people not to come in contact with the water or eat any fish or shellfish from Newark Bay and the lower Passaic and Hackensack rivers because contamination levels remain dangerously high after Hurricane Sandy crippled a key sewage treatment plant."

Source: Bergen Record, 11/15/2012

Boil Water Advisories Abound Across Sandy-Hit Area

Floods, sewage overflows, and power outages have made public drinking water supplies temporarily unsafe in many utility service areas across the states hit by superstorm Sandy. The best course of action for water users in those areas is to pay attention to messages from local utilities and state authorities.

Source: NJ DEH, 11/02/2012


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