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A Jersey Shore town attempting to rebuild its boardwalk in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy isn’t finding favor with environmentalist groups. The small town of Avon, New Jersey was awarded a near $1.5 million contract earlier this month to help restore the half mile-long boardwalk – and they chose to use 766 acres of old-growth tropical rainforest wood for the job. Despite protests and discontent from residents and visiting environmentalists who threaten to boycott during tourist season, the city intends to move ahead with its plans.

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