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Honeywell to upgrade nuclear plant to improve safety

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 2:25pm
Reuters

(Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc said it is evaluating upgrades to its Metropolis Works nuclear conversion plant, following a regulatory inspection that looked at preparedness for natural disasters such as strong earthquakes and tornadoes.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspected Honeywell's Metropolis Works in Illinois as part of a comprehensive assessment of all U.S. nuclear-related facilities in the wake of last year's Fukushima disaster in Japan.

The company said it will not restart production at the facility, which has been under maintenance since May, until an agreement is reached with the NRC.

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