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Unit 1 at Susquehanna Nuclear Plant Returns to Service
BERWICK, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Monday (7/2) after an outage to investigate and repair a small water leak inside the containment structure surrounding the reactor.
"We made the proactive decision to shut down the unit and address the small leak, consistent with our safety-first approach to operating the plant," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and chief nuclear officer. "We repaired a weld where the leak was found and ensured similar equipment was inspected and ready to support continued safe and reliable operation."
Each of the two units at the Susquehanna plant has a generating capacity of about 1,250 megawatts.
The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.
PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.
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SOURCE PPL Susquehanna LLC
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