Margate Dunes Update: City, State and Federal Entities in Court Friday

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A state judge is calling Margate and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, back to court Friday, August 11th.

It was a week ago that Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ordered a work stoppage on the Jersey shore city's beach replenishment project after heavy rains left behind ponds of potentially bacteria-filled water on Margate beaches.

On Thursday, August 9th, the United States Government made its case in federal court for the the project to continue.

Both sides will be back in Superior Court as the one-week court-ordered shutdown of the project expires.

Last week, Judge Mendez ordered both sides to work together on a remedial plan.

The work is part of a statewide effort to protect New Jersey's 127-mile coastline following the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in 2012.

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