US Army Corp of Engineers Wants to Build Seawall Between Throggs Neck and Queens to Prevent Next Sandy

It’s been almost six years since Hurricane Sandy slammed into NYC and many coastal communities throughout NYC and The Bronx are still recovering from its devastating impact.

Now the US Army Corp of Engineers is proposing to build a massive 5 mile seawall stretching from NYC to New Jersey including a smaller one between Throggs Neck and Queens to protect from storm surges.

These proposals are a result of a $19 million study and although no estimate has bee been determined, a previous study i. The 2013 indicated a price tag of $25 billion for a similar proposal. reports:

Many environmental groups, however, would prefer nothing is done at all on such a scale as they believe it is simply destined to fail.

Instead they propose more natural resiliency efforts.

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