The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans talks next week in Atlanta with executives from Honeywell’s Metropolis, Ill., plant. The Paducah Sun reports they’ll meet Monday to discuss apparent violations associated with the company’s alleged failure to identify the kinds of accidents significant earthquakes or tornadoes might cause. NRC Public Affairs Officer Roger Hannah says the agency is especially concerned about the potential release of large amounts of uranium hexafluoride. The meeting will review information presented by the plant.
Kentucky and Illinois transportation officials will conduct joint walk-through inspections of four area bridges this week, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking drivers to watch out for inspectors on the bridges. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports officials plan to look at the U.S. 51, U.S. 60 and U.S. 62 Bridge over the Ohio River between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., Wednesday morning and the Interstate 24 Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis, Ill., Wednesday afternoon. They will inspect the U.S.