Global Nuclear Fuel halts production after safety system failure

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Global Nuclear Fuel in Castle Hayne has halted its fuel making operation after a malfunction with its alarm horns during a test.

A spokesman says employees were evacuated from the manufacturing area and all production activities involving special nuclear material have been shut down.

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The company says it identified the cause of the horns malfunction as a hardware failure with a circuit board. The company says safety and health was not affected during the malfunction.

No word yet on when production will continue.