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Arizona Edition: Waste Management Site Plans Cause Controversy in Yuma

Arizona Edition

Yuma - A waste management site seeking to expand its services to include hazardous materials has some in the Yuma community up in arms.

The owner of the site says he’s surprised at the reaction to a plan that has been in the works for years.

Chuck Templer, owner of SYDCOL Waste Management talks about the history of his family business, his plans to grow it, and last-minute reaction from the community that may make that impossible.

With a Yuma County Board of Supervisors vote pending, Templer has launched an effort to educate the public about his business.

We’ll also speak with Yuma County Supervisor Lynne Pancrazi who says Templer may have done everything right, but still may not get his permit.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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