Huge $10 billion sea gates may save NYC from future flooding10/31/2012
The world’s financial epicenter sits practically at sea level without a proper flood-defense system. How does that strike you? Scientists who’ve been recommending levees for New York City for decades are probably shouting "We told you so!" after superstorm Sandy’s debilitating floodwaters, and you can’t blame them: The NYC subway system is a river, homes have been destroyed and cleanup costs are going to be astronomical. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering building storm surge barriers, but in this economy, who will vote for giant sea gates that could cost up to $10 billion? Despite the sticker shock, it may still be the cheaper option: Water around the city is expected to rise 6 inches per decade. [Source]
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