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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, is idling production and reducing its workforce by 170 full-time positions and numerous contractors. 

Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has extended the contract for the conversion of depleted uranium hexafluoride in Paducah.

Radioactive Leak at Honeywell

Oct 27, 2014
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Honeywell’s Metropolis facility experienced a leak of the radioactive gas, Uranium Hexaflouride Sunday night around 7:35. Honeywell officials say the leak was caused by an equipment failure in the main production building.