PBS NewsHour

Will Beach Nourishment Save Coney Island?

Clip: 10/29/2013 | 2m 45s

Coney Island reopened after Hurricane Sandy wiped out the beach amusement park. Its new roller coaster Cyclone towers over a beach nourishment project, where dredges pull up sand from the ocean floor and pump it back onto the shore. This has been a Coney Island tradition since the 1920s, but is it enough to save the beach?

Aired: 10/29/13

Rating: NR

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