Basic Facts:

  • Location: Salem Township, Pennsylvania
  • Owner: Talen Energy (majority)
  • Operator: PPL Corporation
  • Construction Cost: $9.7B (2018$)
  • Plant Output: 2,500 MW (Combined)
  • Property Size: 500 acres
  • Status: Operational
  • Employees: 1,000
  • Expected Shut Down Date: Unit 1 (2042), Unit 2 (2044)
  • Current DTF Balance: $1.2B (2018$)
  • DTF Balance Prior to Decommissioning: $2.1B (2018$)
  • Decommissioning Cost Estimate: $1.4B (2018$)
  • Spent Nuclear Fuel on Site: 1,721 metric tons
Susquehannah 1 & 2 Photo


The Susquehannah nuclear power station consists of two boiling water reactors. Construction began on Units 1 & 2 in 1973 with licensed operations commencing in 1983 and 1985 respectively.

In 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Susquehannah a twenty-year license renewal for both units 1 & 2. Their licensed operational life extends to 2042 and 2044 respectively.


The Susquehannah nuclear power plant is located within Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. As of 2016, socioeconomic information is as follows:

  • Population: 317,000
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $42,000
  • Unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted): 5.6%

The Susquehanna Steam Electric Station employs roughly 1,000 full time workers and pays approximately $4 million in local taxes annually.

Contact Information

Economic Development Administration Representative:

  • Christopher Casper, Philadelphia Regional Office, t: (215) 597-1074, e: [email protected]

University Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Unless specific costing information has been provided, decommissioning costs were derived from 2017 Decommissioning Funding Status Report.
Information herein obtained from public sources. Corrections are welcome and may be directed to [email protected].

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