A contractor prepares a project site July 2 for the pumping of replacement sand from an off-shore borrow area as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal restoration project on Long Beach Island, NJ. The Corps' Philadelphia District is managing the project. In total, more than 26 million cubic yards of sand will be placed along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the Corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of the sand, roughly 23 million cubic yards, will be placed in New York and New Jersey.

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