PPL returns Susquehana nuclear plant to service safely

Source: PPL

Unit 1 at PPL's (NYSE:PPL) Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, Pa., returned to safe and reliable electricity generation Thursday (3/10) after maintenance work on a valve was completed. 

The valve is part of a backup system that can provide cooling water to the reactor in the unlikely event normal systems became unavailable. The valve is in an area of the Susquehanna nuclear plant where work can be done only when the plant is shut down. 

Operators at the plant had safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor March 4. 

"In addition to working on the valve, plant personnel did a number of other 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."

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