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4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers

Credit The Southern Illinoisan

Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is bringing back the remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets. 

Plant Manager Jim Pritchett says the recall allows workers to get trained and recertified in time to support plant operations in January.  

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7:18 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Union To File Complaint At Honeywell Plant

Members of United Steel Workers at the Honeywell Plant in Metropolis say the Nuclear Regulatory Agency blocked participation by Local Union President Stephen Lech during an inspection.

The Union says it will seek action against Honeywell and has filed a complaint against the NRC with the Office of the Inspector General.

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Nuclear Plant
4:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Union Responds to Honeywell Plant Shutdown

Honeywell Plant in Metropolis, Ill.

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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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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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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Morning Cram
9:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition]

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

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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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4:48 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Equipment Damage Causes Temporary Honeywell Closure

Honeywell Officials have temporarily closed its Metropolis plant due to equipment damage. 

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