NRC Says Honeywell Can Resume Operations
By WestKyStar Staff
METROPOLIS, IL - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday that, following a thorough evaluation and inspection of the Honeywell Metropolis facility, the plant may resume operations.
Ten thousand hours of inspection led to the determination that the facility has made the modifications necessary to withstand seismic and tornadic events.
Honeywell spokesman John McCarthy says operations may resume within seven to ten days.
The Metropolis organization converts milled uranium into uranium hexaflouride. The mixture is then processed at other facilities to make fuel for commercial power reactors.