# A large nuclear power plant produces 3000 MW of power by nuclear fission, which converts matter into energy. (a) How many kilograms of matter does the plant consume in one year? (b) In a coal-burning power plant, each kilogram of coal releases 31 MJ of energy when burned. How many kilograms of coal are needed each year for a 3000-MW

A large nuclear power plant produces 3000 MW of power by nuclear fission, which converts matter into energy.

(a) How many kilograms of matter does the plant consume in one year?

(b) In a coal-burning power plant, each kilogram of coal releases 31 MJ of energy when burned. How many kilograms of coal are needed each year for a 3000-MW plant?

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