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Do You Think a Sea Wall Barrier to Protect Coastlines in New York and New Jersey Is Worth $6 Billion?

ABC News U.S. 2012/11/02 10:35:24
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  • Hank 2012/11/06 15:53:07
    Yes
    Hank
    It can't possibly be that cheap! more like $15 to 20 Billion.
  • ehrhornp 2012/11/05 03:07:03
    Yes
    ehrhornp
    With global warming, Sandy type storms will become common. Something needs to be done. Not sure what it is but hat ever the cost, it will be worth it.
  • Sidrah Zaheer 2012/11/04 21:27:15
    No
    Sidrah Zaheer
    Find creative ways of wasting the public's money rather than building any kind of barriers.
  • PattyM 2012/11/03 19:44:14
    No
    PattyM
    I grew up in the NYC area and really cannot see how any such seawall could be built.

    It would take two such dams. One across the Verizano Narrows and one between the Bronx and Long Island. And that would still leave most of Staten Island and the Brooklyn south shore unprotected. And those two coastlines are among the areas most affected by Sandy.
  • mikeeonly 2012/11/03 14:22:33
    No
    mikeeonly
    +1
    it would wash out no matter how well it was underpinned, speaking as a construction person and having spent much time in NJ
  • terrabytes 2012/11/02 16:15:28
    No
    terrabytes
    But it will provide lots of jobs for Chinese workers.
  • S. Gompers 2012/11/02 16:07:49
    No
    S. Gompers
    China can build one for 19.95, course it won't work, but what a deal!!!
  • Mike Smith 2012/11/02 14:25:34
    No
    Mike Smith
    Mother nature always wins. This storm is like nothing we have ever seen in that region. How can you prepare for something that has never happened before in history? Go ahead, build your $6 Billion sea wall, and when those states are hit with a tornado, ice storm, earthquake, etc. you will still be caught with your pants down and to add insult to injury you will not have paid off the sea wall. Just my humble opinion of course.
  • Dickens 2012/11/02 13:56:12
    No
    Dickens
    ...the best thing you could do to NJ is flood it, flush it and start over..(maybe snooki will wash out to sea with the other effluent..)
  • Erin PVL 2012/11/02 13:43:51
    No
    Erin PVL
    I dont think it is worth it.
  • santa6642 2012/11/02 13:34:12
    No
    santa6642
    Waste of money.
  • Amasaman 2012/11/02 12:51:35
    No
    Amasaman
    +1
    It does not matter what you build, mother nature will tear it down eventually.
  • lazybones 2012/11/02 11:02:33
    Yes
    lazybones
    I JUST WALK BY

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