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Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns

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By WAYNE PARRY | AP

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) - Work has begun on a sea wall for two New Jersey shore towns that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

The first portion of steel is being installed along the beach in Mantoloking. The town is where Sandy caused the Atlantic Ocean to slash a path to neighboring Barnegat Bay.

Eventually 4 miles of steel sheet pilings will be placed along beaches in Mantoloking and Brick Township to safeguard Route 35 and nearby homes and businesses.

The project has faced opposition from some environmentalists, who fear it could worsen erosion and storm damage in neighboring towns.

Some oceanfront homeowners have balked at letting the government use a narrow strip of their sand for the project, but the state is acting under an emergency coastal protection law.

This is part of a periodic series about the New Jersey shore's efforts to rebuild and return to normalcy the second summer after Superstorm Sandy ravaged many coastal communities.

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