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TVA officials seeking help from community in copper theft crackdown

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-- If you live near a TVA switchyard or substation, you may be getting a visit.

The authority is going door-to-door, asking neighbors to be vigilant about copper thefts.

TVA officials say security measures are in place to keep thefts from happening, but they can't be everywhere.

The authority has already received information from neighbors about some recent thefts.

If someone steals copper, meant for grounding electrical lines, it can cause a substation to shutdown.

"TVA takes this issue very seriously," says David Jolley, TVA vice president of Police and Physical Security. "Theft of copper and other property can impact our finances and reliability, and it's a safety concern."

Anyone who sees suspicious activity on or around TVA property, or who has information about such activity, can call TVA Police at (800) 548-4005.

 

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