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2014-07-05 20:20:23

BERWICK, Pa., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Saturday (7/5). Operators conservatively shut down the unit June 25 based on data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine, which indicated that a few turbine blades developed small cracks. As with past turbine inspections, plant staff found that the data accurately reflected the status of the blades...

2014-06-25 08:22:59

BERWICK, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 Wednesday (6/25) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "We have been monitoring turbine performance closely for the last several years, and continue to work with the manufacturer to address conditions that are...

2014-06-07 08:20:28

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity safely and reliably for customers late Friday (6/6) after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Workers replaced about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and performed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades all aimed at further improving plant safety, reliability and performance. Equipment...

2014-04-12 08:20:04

BERWICK, Pa., April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 1 reactor from the electrical grid Saturday (4/12) to begin a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. While the reactor is shut down, workers will replace about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and complete a number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades. The plant also will be investing millions to upgrade equipment with state-of-the-art technology and to...

2014-03-26 08:22:21

BERWICK, Pa., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Tuesday (3/25) after repairing a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Operators shut the unit down early Thursday (3/20) to establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles...

2014-03-20 08:22:53

BERWICK, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid Thursday (3/20) to repair a valve on a non-safety-related water supply pump. Shutting down the unit will establish the working conditions needed to perform the required maintenance on this valve. Unit 1 continues to operate at full power. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned...

2014-03-18 08:22:34

BERWICK, Pa., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 generator to the regional electric grid Monday (3/17) after completing a planned inspection of its turbines. Workers proactively replaced several dozen blades to enhance safe and reliable operations until next spring's refueling outage. No cracked blades were found, which is consistent with the data being received from the turbine's extensive monitoring system. Plant...

2014-03-01 08:20:10

BERWICK, Pa., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 2 reactor from the electrical grid early Saturday (3/1) to perform a planned inspection of turbine blades. While the plant currently does not have any indications of turbine blade cracking, Susquehanna has been working closely with the turbine manufacturer to resolve turbine blade issues, and any inspection indications will be addressed proactively during this...


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