Submerged Sandy debris threatens tourism

New Jersey plans to use federal emergency funds to pay for the cleanup work.

New Jersey plans to use federal emergency funds to pay for the cleanup work. (2/18/13)

MANTOLOKING - (AP) - Coastal areas of New Jersey are racing to remove untold tons of debris from waters hardest hit Hurricane Sandy.

If boaters and swimmers can't go safely in the water this summer, the area risks losing valuable tourist dollars this summer.

It won't be easy, fast or cheap. In New Jersey, much of the work will involve cranes atop barges plucking debris from the bottom. Divers could be used for smaller pieces.

New Jersey plans to use federal emergency funds to pay for the work.

The debris includes cars and boats, furniture, pieces of docks, entire houses, amusement rides and miles of sand that must be dredged and replaced on beaches.

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