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.
Plum Island residents anxious as erosion threatens homes
By Wesley Lowery| Globe Correspondent July 14, 2012
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