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From http://www.nirs.org, emphasis added:
NIRS April 28, 2014 re Nuclear Matters
Highlights-Emphasis our own. Read the rest here: http://www.nirs.org/nukerelapse/industry/c2esnukematterspr42814.pdf

Nuclear Matters just added former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, who serves on Entergy’s board of directors, to the Nuclear Matters Leadership Council (see more below).

Exelon has 23 reactors at 14 locations. Its large campaign donations include: To President Barack Obama (D) $461,623, Tom Cross (R-IL)$303,200, Michael J. Madigan (D-IL)$285,100, Emil Jones, III (D-IL) $256,000, Dominic Pileggi (R-PA) $230,984, Mark Kirk (R-IL) $132,923, Lee Daniels (R-IL) $130,250. It also would have indirectly given to Obama via the Democratic Party of Illinois, with $386,250. See this and more: http://influenceexplorer.com/organization/exelon-corp/f4b3fc320fc64c96910ea583311b22ac

Currently, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, C2ES lists on its web site, Strategic Partners as GE, HP, Entergy, Shell. Major Contributors are Alcoa Foundation, Bank of America, Duke Energy, The Energy foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund http://www.c2es. org/about/strategic-partners

Duke Energy currently owns 7 US nuclear power plants, of which one is retired.

Entergy has 12 nuclear reactors, in 10 locations, which it owns and operates-manages in the USA.

GE is Japanese Hitachi’s Nuclear Partner

Recall this from earlier this year?
Thursday, January 23, 2014
General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas Agrees to Pay $2.7 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Design of Advanced Nuclear Reactor
The Justice Department announced today that General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (GE Hitachi) has agreed to pay $2.7 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it made false statements and claims to the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) concerning an advanced nuclear reactor design. GE Hitachi, a provider of nuclear energy products and services headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., is a subsidiary of General Electric Company (GE) that is also partially owned by Hitachi Ltd., a multinational engineering and manufacturing firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. GE is headquartered in Fairfield, Conn.
” Read the rest here: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/January/14-civ-069.html See also: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/ge-hitachi-nuclear-concealed-flaws-in-design-of-nuclear-reactor-fined-by-us-doj-but-nrc-still-reviewing-application-for-certification/

More on New Member of Nuclear Matters Leadership Council

Former US House and Senate member, Blanche Lambert Lincoln of Arkansas joined the Nuclear Matters Leadership Council, May 7, 2014. She was a Member of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, when she served in the US House of Representatives. She was appointed to the board of Entergy Corporation in January 2011, the same month that she left the US Senate.

Entergy has 12 nuclear reactors which it owns and operates-manages in the USA, including the Arkansas Nuclear Power Plant. This is of over 41 power plants.

About Entergy Campaign donations: Senator Mary Landrieu has received $87,118, about twice as much from Entergy as Blanche Lincoln’s $45,432. Entergy is headquartered in Mary’s hometown of New Orleans where her father Moon was Mayor, as is her brother today. Blanche was on the bottom end of donations and Mary at the top. We know where to find nuclear Mary when she loses her Senate seat! In between the Entergy two donation extremes are Rick Perry (R-TX) $64,000, Mark Pryor (D-AR) $60,688, Phil Bryant (R-MS)$59,390, Thomas D. Williams (R-TX)$55,742, Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)$54,749, David Dewhurst (R-TX)$52,500, David Vitter (R-LA)$47,083, Fred Upton (R-MI)$45,600 http://influenceexplorer.com/organization/entergy-corp/58fe6ab7d2de4586a9bbac47c82ca6fd

More on Blanche Lincoln campaign contributors

Blanche Lincoln Senate career contributions:
Energy & Natural Resources $1,584,158
Defense Industry $120,900 https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00008092&type=I

Blanche Lincoln campaign contributions:
Total PAC Money for 2009-2010: $3,888,596
Number of Contributions: 2042
Sectors, 2009-2010 Energy & Natural Resources – Electric Utilities
ALLETE Inc $2,000
Ameren Corp $3,000
American Public Power Assn $2,000
Calpine Corp $3,500
CenterPoint Energy $2,446
CMS Energy $3,500
Constellation Energy $6,500
Dominion Resources $6,500
DTE Energy $4,500
Duke Energy $10,500
Edison Electric Institute $10,500
Edison International $2,000
Electric Power Supply Assn $5,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp $2,801
Energy Future Holdings Corp $3,801
Entergy Corp $7,000
Exelon Corp $6,000

FirstEnergy Corp $5,000
Florida Power & Light $6,500
Iberdrola Renewables $1,000
International Power America $1,500
Mirant Corp $2,500
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $10,000
NiSource Inc $1,000
Northeast Utilities $4,000
NRG Energy $4,500
Nuclear Energy Institute $11,000
OGE Energy $4,000
Pinnacle West Capital $4,000
PPL Corp $1,000
Progress Energy $5,000
Public Service Enterprise Group $2,000
RRI Energy $2,500
Southern Co $11,500
Xcel Energy $6,000
(Based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Monday, February 04, 2013, by Center for Responsive Politics-opensecrets.org, link below)

2005 – 2010 PAC Contribution Breakdown for Blanche Lincoln

Business $4,361,889 (85%)
Labor $88,500 (2%)
Ideological/Single Issue $651,426 (13%)
Based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Monday, February 04, 2013.
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