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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. The shutdown occurred during scheduled, routine equipment surveillance; the cause is under investigation. "The reactor shut down safely. All plant systems are operating as designed," said Timothy S. Rausch, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer...

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. "PPL continues to invest in the future of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant with upgrades...

2010-01-05 14:27:00

BERWICK, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the second year in a row, PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., has set a plant record for the amount of electricity generated. The plant safely and reliably generated 19,492,431 megawatt-hours in 2009, beating the previous record of 19,046,288 megawatt-hours set in 2008. The electricity generated by the Susquehanna plant in 2009 is enough to power about 2 million typical homes. Unit 1 at the plant also set its...

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. The license for Unit 1 has been extended to 2042; the license for Unit 2 has been extended to 2044. "We're pleased that the NRC continues to express confidence in our commitment to safely operate and maintain the plant for many years to come," said Tim Rausch, chief...

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...

2009-04-07 07:10:00

Second longest run ever by a U.S. nuclear plant underscores commitment to reliability and safety by plant workers BERWICK, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ending the second longest run ever by a nuclear generating unit in the United States, operators safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday (4/7) to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 generated electricity for 723 consecutive...

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. According to the company, the Bell Bend nuclear plant would be built near the company's existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) review of the combined license application (COL) is expected to take three to four...

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. The scope includes full plant specifications and design of plant facilities and buildings. This will provide UniStar Nuclear Energy the information needed to make important decisions about...

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. PPL said Monday it will submit the second part of the application by the Dec. 19 deadline. At the same time, PPL said it's preparing its application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and...


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