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Published November 01, 2012, 10:03 AM

Experts: NYC sea barrier could have stopped surge

NEW YORK (AP) — The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities in Europe, some scientists and engineers say. The multibillion-dollar price tag of such a project has been a hindrance, but may appear more palatable after the damage from Superstorm Sandy has been tallied.

By: JENNIFER PELTZ,Associated Press PETER SVENSSON,Associated Press, Associated Press

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