6:30 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Honeywell Plant to Reopen to Run Emergency Drills This Week

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Honeywell's Metropolis plant will reopen for emergency drills and testing this week after a uranium hexafluoride gas leak last month shutdown the facility.  

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Nuclear Power Plants
4:31 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen

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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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11:34 am
Mon November 19, 2012

NRC Holds Public Meeting on Honeywell Upgrades

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting next week in Metropolis to talk about safety upgrades at the local Honeywell nuclear fuel refinery. The plant shut down in May because NRC inspectors found the equipment could not withstand a major earthquake or tornado.

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2:38 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

NRC Gives Honeywell Plant Safety Improvement Plan

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has outlined safety improvements needed at the Honeywell nuclear refinery plant in Metropolis before it can reopen. NRC inspectors found earlier this year that the plant did not have proper bracings and support to withstand a major earthquake or tornado. After the inspection, the plant shut down operations, laying off over 220 union workers. Since that time Honeywell and the NRC have been negotiating a plan to upgrade the facility.

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