TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Nuke plant shuts down suddenly

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, 7:22 p.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Former undercover agent files suit against Kane
  2. Penn State alumni trustees ask court for access to Freeh documents
  3. Pennsylvania police officer charged with criminal homicide in killing similar to South Carolina one
  4. Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better
  5. Legislators ask Pennsylvania AG Kane to examine claims of fraud in racino agreement
  6. Wolf criticizes UPMC wages; health giant suggests union motivations
  7. Another PennDOT contractor charged with corruption