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Sentencing for nuke plant contractor employee

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An electrician who has pleaded guilty to falsifying inspection and measurement reports at the nation's only commercial reactor construction project goes before a federal judge in Chattanooga to be sentenced.

Thirty-1-year-old Matthew Correll entered the plea in an agreement with prosecutors in return for a recommendation of a lighter sentence at the Thursday afternoon hearing.

Correll pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements in the reports while working for Williams Specialty Services of Tucker, Ga., at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

He faces a maximum possible sentence of 5 years and a $250,000 fine.

A crew supervisor with the same company, John Delk, has also been charged with falsifying records at the reactor project.

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