PPL's Susquehanna Nuclear Plant to Conduct Graded Emergency Exercise On-line Nuclear Reporter's Notebook Now Available for Media
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  WHAT:    PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa., will
           conduct a full-scale emergency exercise involving state, county
           and municipal emergency management agencies within a 10-mile
           radius of the plant.

           Media are invited to participate in the exercise by attending
           the news briefings at the media operations center.  If you plan
           to participate, please contact Herb Woodeshick at 570-759-2285
           prior to the exercise or come directly to the center during the
           exercise.

           As part of the exercise, PPL also has produced an on-line
           Nuclear Reporter's Notebook to help reporters explain technical
           nuclear power issues.  The primer includes information on the
           Susquehanna plant's history; its design, operations and
           emergency plan; as well as basics about radiation.

           Reporters can access the Nuclear Reporter's Notebook at anytime
           by going to the Energy Beat section of PPL's media web site at
           www.pplnewsroom.com.

  (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19981015/PHTH025 )

  WHEN/
  WHERE:   The emergency exercise will begin on 11/2 at approximately
           3:00 p.m. and will last several hours.  During the exercise, PPL
           will conduct several news briefings, including two, half-hour
           joint briefings with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management
           Agency via satellite at approximately 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

           PPL will use its Media Operations Center at the East Mountain
           Business Center near Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  For directions, visit
           the Nuclear Reporter's Notebook on the PPL Newsroom web site at
           www.pplnewsroom.com.

  BACK-
  GROUND:  U.S. nuclear plants conduct graded, full-scale emergency
           exercises every two years. During these exercises, the Nuclear
           Regulatory Commission (NRC) evaluates the performance of the
           nuclear plant and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
           evaluates the performance of the participating state, county and
           municipal emergency management agencies.

           The NRC previously evaluated PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant in
           1997. Because of changes in NRC procedures and schedules, the
           1999 exercise was postponed until this year. The next exercise
           will be in 2002 and future exercises will be held in even
           numbered years.

           The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about five
           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 a subsidiary of the PPL Corporation
           (NYSE: PPL) family of companies.  Allentown, Pa.-based PPL Corp.
           is a FORTUNE 500® company that delivers electricity and
           natural gas to more than 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania;
           markets wholesale or retail energy in 42 U.S. states and Canada;
           provides energy services for businesses in the mid-Atlantic and
           northeastern U.S.; generates electricity at power plants in
           Pennsylvania, Maine and Montana; delivers electricity to
           2.4 million customers in the United Kingdom; and delivers
           electricity to nearly 1.8 million customers in Chile, Bolivia,
           El Salvador and Brazil.

  CONTACT:  Constance Walker of PPL, 610-774-5997, or Fax, 610-774-5281.

PRNewswire -- Oct. 31

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SOURCE: PPL Corporation

Website: http://www.pplnewsroom.com/

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