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Rodney Downs of New Orleans, La., watches as sand recovered from Superstorm Sandy is filtered of debris at Jacob Riis State Park in the Rockaways, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in New York.  Downs is an employee of Environmental Chemical Corporation, a private contractor hired by the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean up after Hurricane Katrina and now Superstorm Sandy.  The company is cleaning up construction debris, discarded personal items and over 100,000 cubic yards of sand. After filtration for debris, the sand is being returned to the beach. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)