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November 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Sequoyah Fuels Corp. said Monday it is closing a uranium processing plant that has been ordered shut three times in the last six years. President Joe Sheppard said the company could no longer afford rising costs related to regulatory demands and couldn't compete with foreign companies that, he said, aren't under the same scrutiny.
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November 24, 1992 | Associated Press
Sequoyah Fuels Corp. said Monday it is closing a uranium processing plant that has been ordered shut three times in the last six years. President Joe Sheppard said the company could no longer afford rising costs related to regulatory demands and couldn't compete with foreign companies that, he said, aren't under the same scrutiny.
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NEWS
April 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it is investigating Sequoyah Fuels Co. because of toxic uranium concentrations found in underground water in Gore, Okla. Sequoyah is one of two U.S. factories that process uranium for conversion to nuclear fuel.
NEWS
April 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it is investigating Sequoyah Fuels Co. because of toxic uranium concentrations found in underground water in Gore, Okla. Sequoyah is one of two U.S. factories that process uranium for conversion to nuclear fuel.
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October 17, 1986 | Associated Press
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted Thursday to approve the restart of an Oklahoma uranium processing plant where a worker was killed this year in an accident. The vote came one day after the NRC levied a $310,000 fine against Sequoyah Fuels Corp. in connection with the Jan. 4 accident, in which caustic fumes were released when a cylinder ruptured.
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January 9, 1986 | Associated Press
More than 400 people jammed a high school auditorium Wednesday for the funeral of a uranium processing plant employee killed when a shipping container ruptured and spewed toxic gas into the air. James Neil Harrison, 26, of Vian died in the Saturday accident at a plant operated by the Sequoyah Fuels Corp., a subsidiary of Kerr-McGee Corp. More than 100 persons were treated at hospitals after the accident.
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January 10, 1986 | Associated Press
A capsule containing uranium fell out of an X-ray machine Wednesday night at a Kerr-McGee Corp. plant that makes fuel for the space shuttle program, and authorities closed off a section of the plant. No one was injured and there was no immediate danger in the second emergency in a week at a Kerr-McGee plant, a Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman said. One worker was killed when a shipping container ruptured at the Sequoyah Fuels Corp. plant near Gore, Okla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
A chemical leak at a plant owned by a San Diego company forced the evacuation of a building at a uranium plant Friday, only two weeks after federal inspectors allowed it to resume operating, officials said. No one was injured, and there was no danger of contamination, said Pam Bennett, spokeswoman for the Sequoyah Fuels Corp. processing plant. Cleanup will take about two days.
NEWS
January 6, 1986 | Associated Press
A chemical tank at a nuclear facility was overloaded when it cracked, causing a leak of 14 1/2 tons of radioactive gas that killed one man and injured dozens of others who breathed the potent acid fumes, authorities said Sunday. The accident on Saturday at the Sequoyah Fuels Corp. uranium fuel processing plant sent more than 100 people to hospitals seeking treatment for acid exposure and forced the closing of nearby Interstate 40 for two hours.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
GA Technologies of La Jolla has signed an agreement in principle to buy an Oklahoma uranium-processing operation from Kerr-McGee, a major Oklahoma-based energy company. The price was not disclosed. The plant, Sequoyah Fuels Corp., in Gore, Okla., was the site of an accident in January, 1986, involving a burst cylinder of uranium hexafluoride that sent a cloud of toxic gas into the atmosphere. One employee was killed, and 30 were hospitalized.
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