honeywell

Jobs
4:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Honeywell Lays Off 228 Union and Non-Union Workers at Metropolis Plant

Officials at Honeywell’s Metropolis plant will lay off more than 220 employees while the company continues to evaluate a series of upgrades to prepare for extreme natural disasters. The plant has been temporarily shut down since late May.

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Nuclear Plant
4:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Union Responds to Honeywell Plant Shutdown

Honeywell Plant in Metropolis, Ill.
file photo

United Steelworkers officials who represent the hourly workers at the Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis say they were not notified beforehand of the company’s decision to not re-open the plant to perform upgrades. 

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Morning Cram
9:23 am
Thu July 12, 2012

the morning cram [cinder block edition]

Richard Knox NPR

From NPR: AIDS researchers, policymakers and advocates are increasingly convinced that treating HIV is one of the best ways of preventing its spread.

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Nuclear Facility
7:49 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Honeywell Plant Will Not Resume Production Pending Upgrades

The Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis will not restart production until they reach an agreement on facility upgrades with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Society
3:28 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Honeywell to Continue Maintenance Shutdown for NRC Meeting

Honeywell officials released more information today about why the Metropolis plant’s reopening has been pushed back. The company had planned to restart nuclear fuel production July 1.

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Afternoon Update
4:27 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/22/12

Our bodies have evolved to screen out bass sounds at low volumes... for good reason. If we didn't, you'd be hearing, your blood flow, your heart thumping, other organs making noise.
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Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12

"The human we see in the mirror is made up of more microbes than human."

Today on NPR: The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the the "human microbiome," which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.

Four Rivers Region:

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Business
3:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Honeywell sets reopening date

Honeywell’s Metropolis facility will resume operations at the start of July after a Uranium Hexaflouride leak closed the plant in mid-May.  

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Business
9:23 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Honeywell, Union Differ on Chemical Leak at Metropolis Plant

United Steel workers Local 7669 officials say there was a seven minute uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell’s Metropolis, Illinois plant earlier this month.  They also allege the community was not notified of the incident. 

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Honeywell Inspecting Equipment Damage
4:46 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Some Honeywell Employees Back After Plant Closure

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector is at the Metropolis Honeywell plant observing the inspection of the facility. Honeywell management ordered the plant vacated yesterday after they discovered damage in a production area. 

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