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Dealing With Exelon Helped Shape Obama Nuclear View

If Illinois were a country, it would have the world’s 12th-largest number of nuclear power reactors, behind China and ahead of Sweden. No other U.S. state generates more energy through fission.

Exelon Corp., which operates all 11 of the state’s reactors, is no stranger to President Barack Obama. The Chicago-based company has served as a source of campaign contributions and also created environmental and political challenges to navigate.