U.S. Dept. of Energy

Coal and natural gas may dominate the Ohio Valley’s energy but the region also has a long history with nuclear power. Some Kentucky officials hope a new law might help the struggling industry get back some of its old glow.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Honeywell is reducing production capacity and cutting 22 jobs at their Metropolis plant due to ongoing challenges in the nuclear industry. 

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the results of its special inspection into uranium hexafluoride leak at the Honeywell Metropolis plant in August.

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Honeywell officials say a truck delivering uranium ore caught fire last night outside of their Metropolis facility.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works after Saturday’s uranium hexafluoride leak.

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Nearly six months after a radioactive leak at the Honeywell facility in Metropolis, the company has received a violation notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The government agency says facility workers failed to declare a formal alert and notify the NRC after a small uranium hexafluoride leak last October.


  The United Steelworkers Local 7-669 have ratified a new agreement with Honeywell Metropolis, officially ending a work stoppage that began in August.

Honeywell and the union reached a tentative agreement last week, after working with federal mediators.


With help from federal mediators, Honeywell Metropolis and the United Steelworkers Local 7-669 have reached a tentative settlement that could end a work stoppage that began last August.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered Honeywell, Inc. to administer new policies for reporting employee and safety concerns.  


  Update: The bargaining date has been moved to Thursday, Feb 5. 

The Metropolis Honeywell plant and the United Steelworkers Local 7-6-6-9 are set to continue negotiations Feb. 4.

Honeywell Plant Manager Jim Pritchett said in a company letter today that the two groups have had informal talks during the past few months.