How is New Jersey protecting its coastline from flooding?

MARY ALICE WILLIAMS / NJTV NEWS – When it comes to shoring up the state against forces of nature unleashed by climate change, Superstorm Sandy may have put New Jersey ahead of the game. Its catastrophic toll on infrastructure built for the past centuries spurred municipalities and utilities to start building to survive the next century.

Utility firms have spent billions to harden their infrastructure. PSE&G elevated an entire substation in Hoboken by 10 feet to 16 feet above sea level and redesigning the entire power grid to withstand extreme weather. It’s also replaced all its cast iron natural gas mains with PVC plastic piping.

The Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Plants are considered to be in safe zones …

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