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TVA engineer testifies as trial on spill resumes

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KNOXVILLE, TN. (AP) - A Tennessee Valley Authority engineer has testified that some data was removed from spreadsheets used for groundwater monitoring at the time of the Kingston Plant coal ash spill to avoid confusion.

Jamey Dotson testified Monday at the trial on damage lawsuits in Knoxville.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Dotson said he and other TVA engineers removed data from dewatering well points believing it might be confused with other measurements from different depths.

He said the data was removed to avoid possibly confusing others, including TVA managers, who might try to interpret the spreadsheets.

He said the removed data was retained.

Property owners are suing for damages from the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash onto their riverside community west of Knoxville.

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