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Plum Island residents anxious as erosion threatens homes

Homeowners are hoping for approval to begin beach scraping, a controversial dune repair method that removes sand from the ocean floor with bulldozers and uses it to replenish the dunes. Local authorities are ­expected to sign off on the scraping Tuesday, but it will then be up to state environmental officials to determine how much ocean sand can be removed.

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