Officials blast US flood relief plan

Town officials have written a scathing letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers, saying the federal proposal for a new revetment to protect the Hull shoreline is “fundamentally flawed” and would not have the intended effect of reducing flooding. They said the proposed project also would hurt Hull economically by reducing Nantasket Beach by almost 130,000 square feet and would not address erosion issues. Instead, local officials recommend bringing in sand to replenish the beach. The June 4 letter — signed by the chairs of the Hull Board of Selectmen, Conservation Commission, and Beach Management Committee — concluded that the project “should not go forward.”