Taum Sauk Supervisor Questioned

1 decade 11 months 4 days ago Tuesday, August 14 2007 Aug 14, 2007 Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:51:41 PM CDT August 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State attorneys are asking lots of questions, but getting few satisfactory answers from a former supervisor of the Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant. Jeff Scott was in charge of power production and engineering when the plant's mountaintop reservoir overflowed and collapsed in December 2005. He's the only onsite supervisor to appear as a witness as the Missouri Public Service Commission investigates whether the incident was indicative of broader safety problems at Ameren Corporation. State attorneys today are questioning Scott about Ameren's response to apparent problems with the reservoir's water level gauges and emergency shutoff sensors in the months prior to the collapse. In many cases, Scott's response is that he can't recall details.

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