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April 17, 2013

State allows 'sand mining' on Plum Island beach

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Kimmell said that one factor in his decision was residents’ testimony stating that mining had worked in the past.

He said that mining would be more successful than beach scraping that took place last fall. “The scraping lowered the beach profile,” he said in a phone interview yesterday.

Kimmell added, “We are willing to be flexible, but we want town officials and residents to know this is short-term, and they have got to begin working on long-term solutions right away.”

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