Nuclear power plants require very little physical fuel. For each megawatt hour of electricity generated, only 0.007 pounds of fuel is required, or… generating a 1,000,000 kilowatt hours (1 GWh), about the same electricity a person uses in their lifetime, requires 6.8 pounds of enriched uranium fuel.
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The World Nuclear Association has extensive information on nuclear power.
- The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
- Wikipedia on the nuclear burn up rate:
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