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Towns Seek Easier Process, Better Use for Dredge Material

Posted on March 7, 2016

By Cindy Nevitt, Press of

The biggest obstacle facing dredging projects may not be government regulations or the cost of removing spoils, but the lousy public relations image of the muck that clogs area waterways and threatens the local economy.

“Spoils is the new ‘S’ word,” said a speaker Tuesday at a forum on dredging, sponsored by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and several coastal engineering firms, that featured discussions on legislation and re-use possibilities for the muddy material that turns lagoons, bays and harbors impassable at low tide.


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