Removal of debris left by Sandy on Fire Island begins

Tons of debris left by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island is being removed. The federally funded debris removal project started Monday, according to Newsday.

The California based company will remove 9,000 pounds of debris.

The California based company will remove 9,000 pounds of debris. (3/7/13)

FIRE ISLAND - Tons of debris left by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island is being removed.

The federally funded debris removal project started Monday, according to Newsday.

A California based company will cart away about 9,000 tons of storm debris by March 31.

However, because of nesting piping plovers, the company will only have "limited" access to some nesting areas until March 15. 

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