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Latest Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Stories

2012-11-07 20:22:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Wednesday (11/7) after completing a turbine blade inspection. The inspection found signs of cracking on a small number of turbine blades, confirming data from diagnostic equipment installed in the spring of 2012. Those blades were replaced. "The inspection was another step in what has...

2012-10-20 07:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor Saturday (10/20) to begin an inspection of turbine blades. The previously announced inspection will help confirm diagnostic data that is expected to result in a long-term solution to the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. "The inspections are part of our systematic and deliberate approach to this issue and reflect our...

2012-10-05 02:21:38

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant has reduced electricity output on both of its generating units and is preparing for a planned shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor later this month for additional turbine inspection, as the company looks to confirm data provided by new instrumentation that could lead to finalization of a plan to resolve the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. Pending the outcome of the Unit 1...

2012-07-02 10:21:08

BERWICK, Pa., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Monday (7/2) after an outage to investigate and repair a small water leak inside the containment structure surrounding the reactor. "We made the proactive decision to shut down the unit and address the small leak, consistent with our safety-first approach to operating the plant," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior...

2012-06-19 02:21:47

BERWICK, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant performed a planned and controlled shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor Tuesday (6/19) morning to investigate the source of a minor water leak inside the containment structure that surrounds the reactor. "The leak does not affect the safety of the plant or the public," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer. "We made the prudent decision to shut down the unit while the leak is small and will...

2012-06-15 02:22:41

BERWICK, Pa., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Friday (6/15). Plant operator PPL Susquehanna shut the unit down May 30 to inspect the turbine after finding a small number of cracked turbine blades on Unit 1 during a planned inspection earlier this spring. After replacing affected blades and completing other maintenance work, Unit 1 returned to service June 7. Workers did not find...

2012-06-06 22:20:17

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Thursday (6/7) after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operator PPL Susquehanna LLC also announced that it has found no turbine blade cracks on Unit 2, which was shut down May 30 for inspection based on the discovery of cracks on some Unit 1 turbine blades, which were replaced during the just-completed outage. "Our...

2012-05-29 22:20:11

BERWICK, Pa., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., shut down on Wednesday (5/30) for a planned inspection of its turbine. Workers will inspect turbine blades from the Unit 2 low-pressure turbine for indications of cracking following the discovery of cracks during recent inspections of the Unit 1 turbine. The cracks on the Unit 1 turbine were similar to, but less extensive than, those discovered and repaired on both turbines in...

2012-04-24 10:22:17

BERWICK, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A planned follow-up inspection of the Unit 1 main turbine at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania revealed indications of cracks in blades that are similar to, but less extensive than, damage discovered and repaired in 2011. Based on the inspection, PPL will replace one row of blades on the Unit 1 turbine during the current refueling and maintenance outage, and has decided as a precaution to shut down the Unit 2...

2012-03-30 22:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., March 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania early Saturday (3/31) after 282 days of consecutive operation to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Each of the two units at the Susquehanna plant is taken out of service for refueling and maintenance every 24 months. Workers will replace about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and complete hundreds of scheduled equipment...