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Water leak found at Luzerne County nuclear plant

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 15, 2014 12:54 AM
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(Berwick) -- Operators of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County say they have disconnected Unit One from the regional power grid after finding a small water leak inside the containment structure. 

PPL says the leak was within the plants limits for continued safe operation, but the unit was removed from the grid as a precaution to allow completion of repairs and assure reliability during high-demand winter months. 

The plant is seven miles north of Berwick and owned by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc.

It's operated by PPL Susquehanna. 

The concrete containment structure surrounds the reactor and isn't accessible when the unit is running.

PPL says it expects to quickly find the source of the leak, complete repairs and resume electric generation.  

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