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Honeywell's Metropolis Works is the only uranium conversion plant in the U.S.

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    Aug. 21, 2015 - Plant Resumes Production

    Honeywell’s Metropolis facility resumed full production operations today, having completed its root-cause investigation of the leak that occurred on Aug. 1. The investigation, the results of which were shared with NRC inspectors, found that the cause was the over pressurization of a system that was undergoing maintenance at the time. The plant has undertaken a number of immediate corrective actions to prevent such an incident in the future and has reviewed these with the NRC.

    The company is committed to the safe operation of the plant and is continuing to review the incident and make improvements to the operations and its response as needed.

    Adding Your Number to the Plant’s Rapid Notify System

    The Metropolis Works maintains a Rapid Notify phone emergency system to inform community members of emergencies at the facility that require neighbors to take shelter if needed. The system automatically calls residents located within 1.3 miles of the facility based on publicly available records from local telephone service providers. If you have an unlisted phone number or would also like notifications to your cell phone, please send us your name, phone number and address so that we can update our listing. Information will only be used in case of emergency. Send an email to: MTW_Community@Honeywell.com, or a letter to Honeywell Metropolis, ATTN: Rapid Notify system, P.O. Box 430, Metropolis, IL 62960.

    Honeywell Metropolis Works


    Honeywell’s Metropolis Works facility plays an important role in providing Americans with an important source of clean, safe and sustainable electric power and helping our country move toward energy independence.

    Metropolis Works is the only facility in the country that converts uranium ore into uranium hexafluoride (UF6). UF6 is an essential compound used to produce enriched uranium for use as fuel in nuclear power plants, which provide about 19 percent of America’s electricity. Metropolis Works is part of the Fluorine Products business within Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.

    The Metropolis facility is one of the region’s largest employers, providing more than 350 good jobs in the Metropolis area.


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