MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – The city of Manitowoc has received a $1 million grant from the federal government to clean up properties with environmental contamination.  City Planner David Less says the grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a “great opportunity for the city.”  Manitowoc is one of only 13 communities nationwide to receive one of the brownfield grants.  Less tells Herald Times Reporter Media ( several properties have been identified for cleanup, including a former junkyard, a vacant mall and property the city is taking over from a manufacturer who made coatings for metal.

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