Underwater Dangers From Superstorm Sandy - My9 New Jersey

Underwater Dangers From Superstorm Sandy

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Toms River, NJ (My9NJ) -

Chaser Meg takes a firsthand look at what is still lurking beneath the waves post SuperStorm Sandy. While it's reported that 86,000 cubic yards of debris have already been pulled off our beaches, there is clearly still a lot more that needs to be done. 

Meg's been talking to the EPA about their $100 Million clean-up project to see what procedures they take to clear out the debris from the bottom of the ocean.  This includes using sonar to see what objects may still be underwater. 

She then takes a ride on a boat with a Veteran who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan who shows us the location at Tices Shoal in Toms River where he injured his foot in the water from debris. 

Then, the Chasers join in to discuss Governor Christie's "Stronger Than The Storm" campaign which has cost New Jersey a reported $25 Million. Should that money have been put into directly cleaning up the beaches rather than into Christie's campaign? Did they rush to pushing everyone to visit the Jersey Shore before it was actually ready for visitors? Are we putting people in danger by letting them into the ocean and even on the sand?

Then, one doctor offers safety advice for people at the Jersey Shore who plan to be on the sand and in the water this summer. Even with lifeguards on duty it sounds like it's still swim at your own risk.

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