Sunday, June 8, 2014

Susquehanna Nuclear Power Unit 1 Returns to Service

Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity safely and reliably for customers late Friday (6/6) after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Workers replaced about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and performed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades all aimed at further improving plant safety, reliability and performance. Equipment upgrades included modifications to the plant's turbines to address the vibration issues experienced over the past few years. The changes to the turbine and associated equipment are expected to enable the plant to operate until its next refueling outage.
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