BERWICK, Pa., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators reconnected Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant to the regional power grid on Monday, June 27. The Unit 1 reactor was manually shut down on Monday, June 6 to address a water leak inside the unit's containment structure. During a thorough inspection of the area, Susquehanna staff identified and subsequently reported a second minor leak from a pipe beneath the reactor vessel to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on June 8, 2016.
"Throughout the maintenance outage, our nuclear professionals maintained their primary focus on keeping each other and the surrounding community safe," said Jon Franke, site vice president. "We have worked effectively with our equipment vendors and other industry experts to develop and implement the plan to complete repairs to return the unit to reliable service."
Unit 2 at the plant remained fully operational and safely generating electricity at full power.
The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is jointly owned by Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC, and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc., and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com.
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Todd L. Martin
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