12:12 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

NRC Order Lifted at Honeywell Metropolis


After an inspection, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has lifted the confirmatory order it placed on Honeywell Metropolis Works requiring upgrades to guard against natural disasters.

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9:04 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Labor Negotiations Hit Snag at Honeywell on First Day

Labor agreement negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell Plant got off to a bumpy start as workers were ordered to remove their union stickers yesterday morning.   Union representatives claim the move violates the National Labor Relations Act.  United Steelworkers Local 7-669 President, Stephen Lech expressed his disappointment with the turn of events.

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4:14 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Honeywell, United Steelworkers Begin Negotiations Next Week

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Contract negotiations begin next week between the Metropolis Honeywell plant and the local union.

The last contract negotiation began in 2010 and lasted more than a year with several workers taking other jobs during the work stoppage.

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5:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant

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.  

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12:17 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks

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.  The company is also required to complete a series of system upgrades in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  

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4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers

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Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is bringing back the remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets. 

Plant Manager Jim Pritchett says the recall allows workers to get trained and recertified in time to support plant operations in January.  

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7:02 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production

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Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.  Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week. 

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4:31 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen

Honeywell's Metropolis plant can resume full operations after receiving the go ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant which converts uranium or to uranium-hexafluoride 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. 

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2:37 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat

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The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.

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. 

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2:08 pm
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.

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