Second falsifying records charge at TVA nuke plant

By The Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged another contractor employee at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with falsifying electrical cable inspection records.

Court records show John E. Delk as a supervisor for Williams Specialty Services of Tucker, Ga., is charged with the felony offense of knowingly and willfully certifying work that he knew had not been completed.

Delk’s attorney, Myrlene Marsa, and the case prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks, did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment Tuesday.

Another former employee of the same subcontractor, Matthew Correll, has pleaded guilty to falsifying records at the Watts Bar reactor project. His sentencing is set Oct. 6 in Chattanooga.

Spokesmen for TVA and Williams Specialty Services did not have any immediate comment.