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Bellefonte Nuclear Plant on hold, hundreds of layoffs will come

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TVA will layoff over 400 workers from the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant project. TVA will layoff over 400 workers from the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant project.
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The Bellefonte Nuclear Plant project announced it will lay off over 400 workers.

The TVA planned to build this nuclear plant in Jackson County. It has been under construction for more than 30 years.

Over 100 of the workers to be laid off work on the construction site.

The TVA said it is still committed to finishing the Bellefonte plant. They said work will resume after the utility finishes loading fuel at a nuclear plant in Tennessee.

The new timeline for construction of Bellefonte will allow TVA to make the nuclear plant safer. They plan to use lessons learned from the Fukushima Earthquake in Japan that affected a Japanese nuclear plant.

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