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2010-08-10 19:59:00

BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While an alert remains in effect at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., workers have made significant progress to stop a leak of Freon vapor in the Unit 1 reactor building. "We're safely removing the Freon from a chiller in the Unit 1 reactor building and placing it in storage tanks on site," said Miriam Mylin, spokeswoman for the Susquehanna plant. "The work is going well, and the leak has been significantly...

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...

2010-04-26 05:50:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Workers at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., successfully completed planned maintenance on a water heating system and resumed generating electricity from the plant's Unit 2 early Monday (4/26). The Unit 2 reactor was safely shut down early Friday (4/23) so workers could repair a tube in a system that heats water before it goes into the reactor. "We take a proactive approach to maintenance to ensure that the...

2010-04-23 09:50:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., safely shut down the Unit 2 reactor early Friday (4/23) for a planned maintenance outage to repair a heat exchanger tube in a heating system. "The heat exchanger tube is in a system that heats water before it goes into the reactor. It does not affect our ability to operate safely," said Jeff Helsel, PPL's Susquehanna plant manager. "We made the proactive decision to...

2010-04-21 20:31:00

BERWICK, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity safely and reliably for customers on Wednesday (4/21) after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage was completed. "In addition to replacing about 40 percent of the uranium fuel, workers completed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades, all of it aimed at further improving plant safety, reliability and...

2010-03-02 02:14:00

BERWICK, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ending the longest run of simultaneous operation of both units at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania, operators safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor on Tuesday (3/2) to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Breaking a plant record set in 1995, the two units together operated for 287 days. The previous record was 285 days. "Setting records like this is a tribute to the skill and...

2010-02-26 12:27:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced on Friday (2/26) that its generation subsidiary has completed the previously announced sale of its Long Island generation business to an affiliate of J-POWER USA Development Co., Ltd. for approximately $125 million, plus working capital. The business consists of two generation facilities -- a 79.9-megawatt natural gas-fired electric generation facility and a 79.9-megawatt oil-fired electric generation...

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...

2009-09-03 15:08:00

BERWICK, Pa., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Susquehanna announced Thursday (9/3) that Jeffrey M. Helsel, who has nearly 30 years of experience at the Luzerne County, Pa., nuclear plant, has been named plant manager. Helsel replaces Neil J. Gannon, who is retiring from the company. Helsel will report directly to Timothy S. Rausch, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer for PPL Generation, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). "We thank Neil for his service to...


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