Nuclear power plant returns to service

PPL Corp. said Unit 2 at the 2,500 MW Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania resumed generating electricity on June 15.

Plant operator PPL Susquehanna shut the unit down May 30 to inspect the turbine after finding a small number of cracked turbine blades on Unit 1 during a planned inspection earlier this spring. After replacing affected blades and completing other maintenance work, Unit 1 returned to service June 7.

Workers did not find any issues with the blades on Unit 2 during the inspection.

The Susquehanna plant is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

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