Heather Bell

RADFORD – A public hearing to gain citizen comment about a possible copper wire, metal and electronics recycling plant at the site of the former Radford foundry brought several citizens out to Monday’s Radford City Council meeting to speak their minds.

Photo by Heather BellTommy Bishop, owner of Radford Trading LLC, explains the process used for copper wiring recycling he is proposing for the former Radford foundry site on West Main St. Bishop has requested a special use permit for the site to operate a copper wiring, metal and electronic recycling operation.

Radford Trading, LLC has asked for a special-use permit to operate a recycling operation at the site. The company purchased a portion of the property, located on West Main Street, in 2015 and currently operates recycling operations similar to the one they have proposed in Radford in Chilhowie, VA and in…

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