Nuclear power unit shut down after leak detected

Operators at the 2,500 MW Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania performed a planned and controlled shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor June 19 to investigate the source of a water leak inside the containment structure that surrounds the reactor.

"The leak does not affect the safety of the plant or the public," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer.

Unit 2 is operating at full power.

The Susquehanna plant is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna LLC. PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corp.(NYSE: PPL)'s generating affiliates.

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