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.


The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision in favor of Honeywell Plant officials regarding a complaint that they illegally locked out members of the United Steelworkers Union.

Last month, USW Local 7-669 filed the complaint to the board that the now 143-day work stoppage violates federal labor regulations.