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Workers at Susquehanna nuclear plant Unit 1 begin turbine modifications

Operators at PPL’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 1 from the regional power grid early Thursday, beginning a scheduled outage to install turbine modifications. The repair outage is the first phase of a long-term plan to resolve turbine blade issues that have affected plant.

Both units are expected back in service by the start of summer.

The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

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