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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Pa. nuclear power plant needs repair following summer heat wave
Pennsylvania power company had to initiate repairs at a nuclear power
plant Sunday following a week of high temperatures and surging demand on power facilities.
disconnected Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear powerplant in northeastern Pennsylvania from the regional power grid
Sunday to repair one of four valves that control the amount of steam
going into the turbine,” PPL said in a press statement.
expects to complete the repairs and reconnect Unit 1 to the power
grid soon. Unit 2 continues to operate at full power. Both
Susquehanna units have a generating capacity of about 1,300
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. Follow
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