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    Fuel Consumption in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Consider a nuclear power plant that produces 1000 MW of power and has a conversion efficiency fo 30% (that is, for each unit of fuel energy used, the plant produces 0.3 unit of electrical energy). Assuming continuous operation, determine the amount of nuclear fuel consumed by this plant per year. Please show steps and explain. Thanks.

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    Since the efficiency is 30%, and the power plant produces 1000 MW of power, actual power provided by the fuel = 1000/0.3 ...

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