Nuke plant shuts down suddenly
BERWICK — An energy company says it's trying to figure out why a central Pennsylvania nuclear power plant reactor shut down unexpectedly.
PPL Corp. says Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear facility near Berwick shut down early Sunday morning. The company says the reactor is safe and stable.
In a statement, Allentown-based PPL says the shutdown occurred during routine testing of a valve on the unit's main turbine system.
The company says the plant's other reactor is operating normally.
The Susquehanna plant is owned jointly by PPL and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Former undercover agent files suit against Kane
- Penn State alumni trustees ask court for access to Freeh documents
- Pennsylvania police officer charged with criminal homicide in killing similar to South Carolina one
- Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better
- Legislators ask Pennsylvania AG Kane to examine claims of fraud in racino agreement
- Wolf criticizes UPMC wages; health giant suggests union motivations
- Another PennDOT contractor charged with corruption