An energy company says it’s trying to figure out why a central Pennsylvania nuclear power plant reactor shut down unexpectedly.

PPL Corp says Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear facility near Berwick shut down early Sunday morning. The company says the reactor is safe and stable.

In a statement, Allentown-based PPL says the shutdown occurred during routine testing of a valve on the unit’s main turbine system.

The company says the plant’s other reactor is operating normally.

The Susquehanna plant is owned jointly by PPL and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc.

(This article was published on December 17, 2012)
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