Talen Energy withdraws application for Bell Bend power plant

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SALEM TWP. — A local power plant company announced Wednesday it is withdrawing an application to build a second proposed nuclear power plant.

Talen Energy, which owns the Susquehanna plant, has sent a written request to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) withdrawing a license application for the Bell bend nuclear power plant project. According to a press release from Talen, the company sees “no viable path” to obtaining the license.

According to the NRC, PPL Bell Bend LLC, a subsidiary of PPL, the application was first submitted in October 2008.