Operators Shut Down Unit 2 at PPL's Susquehanna Nuclear Plant
BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012
BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna
nuclear power plant disconnected Monday (11/19) from the regional power grid
shortly after returning to service because of a hydraulic oil leak on a system
that controls the flow of steam into the turbine.
Operators are manually shutting down the reactor and plant systems are
responding as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the cause of
the oil leak.
"Shutting down the reactor is the safest course of action until we can
determine the reason for the oil leak and make the necessary repair," said
Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and chief nuclear
officer. "All systems are functioning as expected to keep the unit in a safe
The oil leak is not affecting employee or public safety and is contained
within the Turbine Building. Unit 1 is operating safely 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 LLC.
PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates.
Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls
through its subsidiaries 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 10 million customers in the United States and the United
Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.
SOURCE PPL Susquehanna
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