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Did TVA money influence report?

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Trial winding down this week

By Damon Lawrence

Did the truth motivate Bill Walton — or was it TVA greenbacks that persuaded his conclusions?

Walton, an AECOM official who conducted the root-cause analysis into the TVA ash spill, insisted it was the former.

“My job was to give you the why of this failure,” he said during cross-examination at the ash spill trial on Tuesday. “I believe I delivered on doing a thorough investigation.”

However, plaintiffs’ attorney Gary Davis pointed out that Walton has done more than $5 million worth of work for TVA since January 2009.


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