TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Ocean County officials are asking a monitoring firm to verify the mileage of debris contractors hired to clean up after superstorm Sandy.
Officials have raised concerns that many trips from temporary storage debris areas to landfills were exactly or just over 16 miles. That distance is the threshold for 30 percent higher hauling costs under the county’s contract with debris firm Ashbritt Environmental of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
It’s slightly less than 16 miles to the landfill, so a lot of the numbers at or right over that distance are being questioned.
The county has asked the Louis Berger Group to verify the mileage already approved by another monitor, Arcadis.
“We will do everything possible to make sure our clients are satisfied with the work that we’ve done,” Deborah Havins with Arcadis told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.