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.
Officials say the plant currently poses no danger to the community because it is not operating. Honeywell officials announced earlier this month that it could complete safety upgrades and restart production by June. Local, state, and regional representatives join NRC and Honeywell officials at the public meeting Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Metropolis Community Center.