Unit 1 at Susquehanna Nuclear Plant Returns to Service

Jan 28, 2011, 07:10 ET from PPL Generation

BERWICK, Pa., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, Pa., returned to service Friday (1/28) after repair of a minor steam leak in a system that preheats water for the reactor.

Operators at the plant had safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor Tuesday (1/25).

"While the unit was shut down, we repaired a leaking valve and did several maintenance tasks that can only be done when the unit is shut down," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer. "Unit 1 has resumed safely and reliably generating electricity for the region."

Unit 2 at the plant 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 is one of PPL Corporation's generating facilities. 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 5.2 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

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