HKNIC - Typical Material Balance

Typical Material Balance
The following figures are typical for a 1,000 MW nuclear power station.
Typical Material Balance
Uranium concentrations are sometimes expressed in U3O8 content. Pure U3O8 contains about 85% uranium by mass.
The above figures use an 80% uranium concentrate, 4% U-235 enrichment, 0.3% tails assay, 80% load factor for a 72 tonne uranium core, with annual refuelling replacing one third of the reactor fuel.