Unit 1 reactor at Susquehanna nuclear plant shuts down
Officials are investigating the cause of the automatic shutdown Thursday of Unit 1 at Talen Energy Corp.’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant.
Talen spokesman Todd Martin said a cause of the shutdown had not been determined. He also said it was premature to speculate when the unit would return to service.
No one was injured inside the plant, and the public is not in any danger, he said.
“Susquehanna’s nuclear professionals are investigating the exact cause of the shutdown and have confirmed that all systems are responding as expected,” Jon Franke, Susquehanna site vice president, said in a news release. “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.”