Local Stone May Be Used in Merrimack Jetty Repair

Newburyport News: Damaged jetties at the mouth of the Merrimack River might be shored up by tons of rock “sitting idle” just a few miles away at Seabrook Station, state and city officials have learned.

And though the thought that the area’s entry to the Atlantic would be saved by a contribution from the local nuclear energy plant is a novel one, an official of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going to visit the New Hampshire site on Friday to assess the size and quality of the stone.

“If the stone meets our specifications, we’ll consider using it,” said Edward O’Donnell, chief of the navigation section of the New England District of the Corps.

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