OCEANSIDE - Residents along Nassau's South Shore are relieved to see that mountains of debris from Superstorm Sandy have finally been carted away and shipped off of Long Island.
In just 14 days, a local construction firm called Stony Creek Industries was able to haul away tons of debris from Nickerson Beach. The work was completed under the watch of Dr. James Cervino, an environmental scientist who helped monitor for signs of marine pollution, debris in the water and other parts of the project.
Stony Creek officials say they used a claw truck to move more than a quarter-million cubic yards of household waste to put onto barges. It was enough to fill up 17 football fields.
Workers say it was saddening to see toy dolls and bicycles and family photos among the debris.