honeywell http://wkms.org en Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant http://wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-host-public-meeting-honeywell-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has thus far found no issues in its two-year safety review of the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 40070 at http://wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-pay-90000-penalty-state-hydrogen-fluoride-leaks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Attorney General has ordered Honeywell International, Inc. to pay a $90,000 civil penalty following three releases of hydrogen fluoride at its Metropolis plant. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company&nbsp;is also required to complete a series of system upgrades in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:37 +0000 Rob Canning 37918 at http://wkms.org Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-recalls-remaining-laid-workers <div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is&nbsp;bringing back the&nbsp;remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Plant Manager Jim </span>Pritchett<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> says the recall allows workers to get trained and </span>recertified<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> in time to support plant operations in January. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:13:22 +0000 Rob Canning 37330 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-resumes-full-production <p>Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.&nbsp; Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:02:53 +0000 Todd Hatton 32928 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen http://wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-authorizes-honeywell-plant-reopen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell's Metropolis plant can resume full operations after receiving the go ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.&nbsp;The plant which converts uranium or to&nbsp;</span>uranium-hexafluoride<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;closed last year after failing to meet standards for natural disaster preparedness. 228 employees had been without work while the plant addressed the infrastructure needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:31:45 +0000 Rob Canning 32701 at http://wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-honeywell-plant-receives-bomb-threat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is</span> allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:37:45 +0000 Rob Canning & Whitney Jones 31923 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-plant-awaits-final-inspection-operations-resume <p>Honeywell officials are awaiting&nbsp;the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final approval before <a href="http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-sets-potential-june-plant-restart-date">resuming normal operations</a> at the Metropolis plant.&nbsp;</p><p>In a letter to employees, Plant Manager Larry Smith says the plant should be ready to resume work this month once an undated final inspection confirms the plant meets <a href="http://wkms.org/post/nrc-gives-honeywell-plant-safety-improvement-plan">safety standards</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:08:36 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31904 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume Honeywell To Reopen With Fewer Jobs http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-reopen-fewer-jobs <p>Honeywell officials&nbsp;project lower employment levels when work resumes at the Metropolis plant this summer. The company announced in a letter to employees yesterday it plans restarting production by June. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:09:54 +0000 John Walker 30652 at http://wkms.org Honeywell To Reopen With Fewer Jobs Metropolis Honeywell Plant On Track to Restart Fuel Conversion in June http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-honeywell-plant-track-restart-fuel-conversion-june <p>The Honeywell uranium fuel conversion plant in Metropolis, IL is still on track to restart <a href="http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-sets-potential-june-plant-restart-date">work in June</a> after a May shutdown to upgrade parts of plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors prompted the shutdown when they found equipment there could not withstand a major earthquake or tornado.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:37:41 +0000 Chad Lampe 30156 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Honeywell Plant On Track to Restart Fuel Conversion in June NRC Holds Public Meeting on Honeywell Upgrades http://wkms.org/post/nrc-holds-public-meeting-honeywell-upgrades <p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting next week in Metropolis to talk about safety upgrades at the local Honeywell nuclear fuel refinery. The plant shut down in May because NRC inspectors found the equipment could not withstand a major earthquake or tornado. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:34:19 +0000 Angela Hatton 24681 at http://wkms.org