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BERWICK, Pa., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid early Saturday (3/1) to perform a planned inspection of turbine blades.
While the plant currently does not have any indications of turbine blade cracking, Susquehanna has been working closely with the turbine manufacturer to resolve turbine blade issues, and any inspection indications will be addressed proactively during this shutdown.
Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.
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. PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at www.pplsusquehanna.com and www.pplweb.com.
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SOURCE PPL Susquehanna LLC
For further information: Miriam Mylin, 866-832-4474, PPL Susquehanna