Susquehanna nuclear plant Unit 1 returns to service following steam leak

Source: PPL Generation

Unit 1 at PPL's (NYSE:PPL) 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

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