The Shaw Group, contractor for the $14 billion expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, started laying off workers "to adjust the project staff to better align with our current scope of operation," said Gentry Brann, the company's vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. However, work continues on the turbine, cooling towers and other aspects of the project. A 50-hour, continuous pour of "nuclear concrete" for the basemat foundation is expected sometime this quarter.

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