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November 30, 2012
05:22 EDTPPLPPL's operators restart Unit 2 at Susquehanna nuclear plant
Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 2 to the regional power grid Thursday after repairing a hydraulic system associated with the unit's main turbine. The hydraulic system operates valves that enable steam to bypass the turbine during startup and certain operating conditions. Plant operators detected the leaks as part of routine inspections during startup procedures while at very low power levels. Operators then followed established procedures and safely shut down Unit 2 to allow for repairs. The oil leaks did not affect employee or public safety. Employees quickly cleaned up the leaks and properly disposed of the oil. Unit 1 continues operating safely at full power.
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December 19, 2014
07:33 EDTPPLPPL Corp. Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 reconnected to power grid
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December 14, 2014
15:51 EDTPPLPPL Corp. disconnects Unit 1 from the regional electric grid
Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 1 from the regional electric grid Saturday,12/13 because of a small water leak inside the containment structure. The massive concrete containment structure, which surrounds the reactor, is not accessible when the unit is running. Although the water leak is well within the plant's limits for continued safe operation, operators began shutting the unit down as a conservative measure to complete repairs and enhance the unit's reliability for the upcoming winter, when cold weather drives higher electricity use. PPL Susquehanna expects to quickly identify the source of the water leak, complete repairs and resume generating electricity for the regional power grid. The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

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