Shoring Up The Nation's Crumbling Coastlines

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Guests

Jeffress Williams, Senior scientist emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Robert Young, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Keith Watson, Civil engineer, Project manager, Philadelphia district, Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hurricane Sandy pummeled the beaches of the Northeast, stripping away sand and dunes, and ploughing through seawalls. Can beaches be rebuilt to face fiercer storms and rising seas? And is there even enough sand to do it? Ira Flatow and guests discuss engineering the nation's coasts for "the new normal."

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