In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, the path of water that breached the Richard P. Kane Wetland Mitigation Bank, a long barrier wall made of large baskets filled with sand and dirt, is seen in the Meadowlands in Moonachie, N.J. Superstorm Sandy's devastating flooding in northern New Jersey has focused attention on a series of berms, basically earthen barriers, that failed to contain the storm's tidal surge in the Hackensack River _ and what appears to be weak oversight over any kind of flood mitigation efforts in the area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, the path of water that breached the Richard P. Kane Wetland Mitigation Bank, a long barrier wall made of large baskets filled with sand and dirt, is seen in the Meadowlands in Moonachie, N.J. Superstorm Sandy's devastating flooding in northern New Jersey has focused attention on a series of berms, basically earthen barriers, that failed to contain the storm's tidal surge in the Hackensack River _ and what appears to be weak oversight over any kind of flood mitigation efforts in the area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
In this Dec. 8, 2012 photo, the path of water that breached the Richard P. Kane Wetland Mitigation Bank, a long barrier wall made of large baskets filled with sand and dirt, is seen in the Meadowlands in Moonachie, N.J. Superstorm Sandy's devastating flooding in northern New Jersey has focused attention on a series of berms, basically earthen barriers, that failed to contain the storm's tidal surge in the Hackensack River _ and what appears to be weak oversight over any kind of flood mitigation efforts in the area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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