Nov 20 2013
The Fire Island Breach: Sandy’s One Gift?
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November 20, 2013
The Fire Island Breach: Sandy’s One Gift?

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Listen to this great discussion on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show this past Monday, November 18th, about the inlet that was created on Fire Island by the force of Hurricane Sandy.

Freelance journalist Will James describes how the breach has actually led to a cleaner and healthier Great South Bay with noticeably more marine life. Inlets are typically naturally occurring and the breach on Fire Island has created a flushing effect in the Bay.

But some property owners argue that Fire Island needs to be re-connected. Will the breach be closed?

[Listen at WNYC]

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