Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Thu June 6, 2013
Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume
Honeywell officials are awaiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final approval before resuming normal operations at the Metropolis plant.
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 safety standards.
Communications Director John McCarthy says the facility has 15 unfilled positions, putting the total employment at 270.
Last year, Honeywell laid off more than 220 workers after the N-R-C found that plants nationwide had failed to support structures with proper braces, leaving some facilities vulnerable to an earthquake or tornado.
The Honeywell Plant refines uranium into hexafluoride (HF6), which is used as fuel at nuclear power plants.