posted in:

Operators shut down unit 2 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Monday (11/19) from the regional power grid shortly after returning to service because of a hydraulic oil leak on a system that controls the flow of steam into the turbine.

Operators are manually shutting down the reactor and plant systems are responding as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the cause of the oil leak.

"Shutting down the reactor is the safest course of action until we can determine the reason for the oil leak and make the necessary repair," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL Susquehanna senior vice president and chief nuclear officer. "All systems are functioning as expected to keep the unit in a safe condition."

The oil leak is not affecting employee or public safety and is contained within the Turbine Building. Unit 1 is operating safely at full power.

The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna LLC.

PPL Susquehanna LLC is one of PPL Corporation's generating affiliates. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls through its subsidiaries about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

SOURCE PPL Susquehanna

posted in:

Other Nuclear News

B61-12 Life extension program undergoes first full-scale wind tunnel test 16-04-2014
Unit 1 at Susquehanna nuclear power plant begins scheduled refueling outage 15-04-2014
Unit 1 at Susquehanna nuclear power plant begins scheduled refueling outage 14-04-2014
NNSA’s Nevada Field Office transfers two armored vehicles to FBI 14-04-2014
MHI starts shipments of factory-made tanks for storing contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 11-04-2014
Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret), confirmed as energy department under secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National 11-04-2014
Security Improvement Project completed ahead of schedule, $20 million under budget 08-04-2014
Workshop at Nevada National Security Site brings together experts from a Dozen Countries 08-04-2014
Converting waste heat into electricity announces the start-up Enogia and IFP Energies nouvelles join Forces to develop an innovative range of Mini Ele 04-04-2014
Osisko confirms Odyssey underground bulk tonnage target at Canadian Malartic 03-04-2014

Advertisers