Unit 1 reactor at Susquehanna Nuclear Plant shuts down

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant automatically shut down at approximately 11:32 a.m. this morning (11/12/15) based on the designed activation of the safety features that are part of the reactor's protection system.  

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"Susquehanna's nuclear professionals are investigating the exact cause of the shutdown and have confirmed that all systems are responding as expected," said Jon Franke, Susquehanna site vice president. "Our operators followed established procedures and kept the unit in a safe and stable condition. We will ensure the cause of the shutdown is corrected prior to restarting Unit 1."

Unit 2 is operating safely at full power.

The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by Susquehanna Nuclear LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com.

Susquehanna Nuclear LLC is one of Talen Energy Corporation's generating affiliates. Talen Energy (NYSE: TLN), is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in the United States. Our diverse generating fleet operates in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets. To learn more about us, visit www.talenenergy.com.

Note to Editors: A Nuclear Energy Guide is available in the "How it Works" section of the Susquehanna Nuclear website at www.susquehannanuclear.com.  The guide provides specific plant and general nuclear energy information.

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