Atlanta-based Southern Company received approval for the contstruction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia. These two reactors will join two existing reactors that have been in operation for 25 and 23 years. The new reactors are expected to begin operation in 2016 and 2017. This will be among the largest construction projects in Georgia’s history, representing capital investments of $14billion and bringing the state, by the firm’s estimate, 3,500 construction jobs and 800 permanent jobs.