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Wausau gets $400,000 from EPA for riverfront

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – The federal government is giving the city of Wausau $400,000 in grants to help clean up its riverfront.

The money is coming from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, which helps clean up blighted industrial property.

Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple and the EPA announced Tuesday that the city would receive two grants worth $200,000 each.

Daily Herald Media reports one grant will be used clean up hazardous chemicals at the former Hammerblow Corp. site, which was a lumber yard and then an auto assembly and repair facility, tool company and trailer-jack manufacturer.

The other grant will go toward planning the redevelopment of a 15-acre site on the Wisconsin River, where the city eventually hopes to see homes and businesses established.

Information from: Wausau Daily Herald, http://www.wausaudailyherald.com

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