Construction of the first Westinghouse AP1000 reactor unit at Sanmen Nuclear Power Station started at April 19, 2009. It is planned to go online at October 2013.
The AP1000 is a pressurized water reactor using passive cooling and safety systems i.e. it does not rely on engineered systems like pumps or electricity for safety - only passive effects like gravity and convection.
Yes, it's a big upfront investment. But ongoing fuel costs are negligible so the overall cost of produced electricity is not much more expensive than coal. If you add the health and environmental costs of coal that are forcibly paid by your neighbors then nuclear is cheaper. Of course, if construction is delayed for 12+ years because of incompetent regulation the interest costs of that delay will balloon out of proportion.
BTW, my signature line below has not changed in the last couple of years.