Boston’s having a rough go with snow. In the past 30 days, six feet of flakes have buried Beantown. There’s so much snow on the ground, in fact, that the city and surrounding regions are considering dumping it into the ocean to make room on the roads. What would that mean for the Boston Harbor? Bob Chant, a professor of physical oceanography and estuarine dynamics at Rutgers University, says it boils down to a question of ecological impact vs. public safety. “If people are worried about debris from the streets getting into the harbor, they should worry about it the rest of the year too–not just this day,” Chant says.