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Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat

The Southern Illinoisan

The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.

Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene. 

Honeywell officials also notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of Homeland Security and other relevant agencies.

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