PPL Steam Electric
Operations are back to normal at the PPL Steam Electric Station... north of Berwick in Salem Township. Operators declared a so – called “unusual event” at midday Sunday after water was discovered leaking inside a room at the plant's Unit 2 reactor building. The nuclear reactor of Unit 2 was shut down Saturday... and taken off line for repairs. An “unusual event” is the lowest of the emergency classification established by the U-S Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Saving the Ber-Vaughn Pool
A man who works in Berwick is hoping to make a 10 – thousand dollar donation earmarked to get the now – defunct Ber – Vaughn Park swimming pool in order to get it running again. Marc Cosgrove says he plans to walk and bike an estimated 90 miles around Columbia and Luzerne Counties to make it happen... looking for donations along the way. Cosgrove begins his trek on Friday... starting at the pool.... then through Bloomsburg... going to the northern part of the county... as well as Luzerne county before finishing at Ber – Vaughn Park.
September is national emergency preparedness month.... and although we've dodge a lot of severe weather this summer... we should always be on our toes. Michelle Frey with Columbia County Emergency Management... says even an event... such as a thunderstorm rumbles through the region we need to be prepared with things such as a flashlight... and a battery – operated radio. The bottom line... according to the EOC's Frye.... always be prepared for any eventually... and have a plan of action for your family...
Luzerne County authorities have taken a 21 year old man into custody for a West Hazleton shooting. Christopher Vega is facing a host of charges following an incident on East Broad Street earlier this month. One man... was shot in the leg... the second beaten up. Vega is now in the Luzerne County Prison.