METROPOLIS, IL -
Another safety review has high marks for the Honeywell facility in Metropolis, Illinois.
Members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission met to discuss the findings of their licensing performance review on Thursday. They found that Honeywell protected public health, safety, and the environment.
Some members of the public said they were concerned, however, that barrels of 'yellow cake' uranium were not secured in a building, and could be damaged in a storm or other severe weather. A spokesperson for the NRC said that the risk for such an accident is low.
"It's not very likely that these barrels would be moved, broken, and the material be scattered to the point where it would be a hazard," the spokesperson said.
It was the first review since the plant reopened last July, following concerns about safety during weather disasters like an earthquake or a tornado.
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