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2011-08-19 13:01:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Unit 2 reactor at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania shut down automatically at 10:46 a.m. Friday (8/19). The unit was operating at full power at the time.

2010-06-08 10:59:00

BERWICK, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With equipment and system upgrades completed during the recent scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., is now the largest Boiling Water Reactor in terms of thermal power and generating capacity in the United States, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

2009-11-24 14:01:00

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a 20-year extension of the operating licenses for both reactors at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa.

2009-05-18 01:24:00

BERWICK, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unit 2 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers on Monday (5/18) after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage -- one of the most complex in plant history -- was completed successfully. "During this outage, workers replaced about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and completed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades, all of it aimed at improving...

2008-10-13 09:00:42

US-based electric utility PPL has announced that its subsidiary has filed an application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear plant under consideration near Berwick, Pennsylvania.

2008-10-10 06:00:31

An Areva-Bechtel Power Corporation consortium has been awarded a multi-year contract from UniStar Nuclear Energy to complete detailed design engineering for a proposed Areva US evolutionary power reactor adjacent to Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby, Maryland.

2008-10-01 06:00:44

By Tim Mekeel PPL Corp. keeps propping open the window of opportunity to build a new nuclear plant. The firm has started to apply to the U.S. Department of Energy for a federal loan guarantee, which the company would use to secure financing for plant construction.

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