Former reactor project electrician seeks probation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An electrician charged with falsifying
inspection records at the Tennessee Valley Authority's unfinished
Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor is seeking probation at his sentencing
Thursday in Chattanooga.
Matthew Correll's attorney said in a court filing that Correll
was on a crew that overlooked measuring electrical cables working
in the reactor containment structure, where an asbestos suit and
respirator had to be worn and temperatures exceeded 100 degrees.
The filing said the records were falsified on the spur of the
moment when Correll was told to "hurry up and get it done."
Correll worked for Williams Speciality Services of Tucker, Ga.
He has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.
The guilty plea carries a maximum possible sentence of six
months.
A crew supervisor, John E. Delk, has also been charged.


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