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Scana, Fluor Beat WARN Act Suit Over ‘Nukegate’ Worker Layoffs

Jan. 7, 2021, 5:38 PM

A proposed class action alleging Scana Corp. and its on-site contractor Fluor Corp. violated federal law requiring advance notice of plant closings or mass layoffs, by abruptly canceling a multibillion-dollar nuclear energy project leading to the layoff of 5,000 workers, was dismissed by a federal judge in South Carolina.

Scana contracted with Westinghouse Electric Company in 2008 to design and build two nuclear reactors in Jenkinsville, S.C. WEC hired Fluor as a subcontractor to employ and manage on-site construction workers in 2016. When WEC went bankrupt in March 2017, Scana agreed to pay Fluor directly for its services. On July...

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