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The equation is simple: Uranium = Fuel = Electricity

The amount of electrical energy that could be generated by the uranium deposits in Northern Arizona is ENORMOUS. At this point in time, when we desperately NEED to reduce carbon emissions, it would be irresponsible not to use this clean energy resource to its full advantage.

Uranium from Northern Arizona ALONE could produce ALL the electricity needed to power:

City Proper Population 
(2008 estimate)
Annual kW·h Usage
New York City
for 57 years
8,363,710
105,160,542,151
Los Angeles
for 124 years
3,833,995
48,206,476,887
Chicago
for 167 years
2,853,114
35,873,435,958
Houston
for 213 years
2,242,193
28,192,062,074
Phoenix
for 304 years
1,567,924
19,714,186,395 

Based upon state-by-state energy consumption information from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy), Uranium from Northern Arizona ALONE could produce enough electricity to power the ENTIRE UNITED STATES FOR 1.6 YEARS or produce ALL the electricity needed to power the ENTIRE STATE of:

Annual mW·h Usage
Texas
for 17.5 years
343,205,493
California
for 22.4 years
 268,155,219 
Florida
for 26.5 years
 226,172,795 
Ohio
for 37.6 years
 159,388,807 
Pennsylvania
for 39.9 years
 150,400,589 
Illinois
for 41.4 years
 144,619,914
New York
for 41.6 years
 144,052,936 
Georgia
for 44.3 years
 135,173,514 
North Carolina
for 46.1 years
 130,054,113 
Virginia
for 54.4 years
 110,106,337 
Indiana
for 56.0 years
 106,980,704 
Michigan
for 56.7 years
 105,781,271
Tennessee
for 57.5 years
 104,169,779 
Kentucky
for 64.2 years
93,428,414 
Alabama
for 66.8 years
89,707,279 
Washington
for 68.6 years
87,332,884 
Missouri
for 71.0 years
84,381,676 
South Carolina
for 74.3 years
80,650,572 
New Jersey
for 74.4 years
80,519,543 
Louisiana
for 76.1 years
78,721,932 
Arizona
for 78.6 years
76,267,916 
Wisconsin
for 85.5 years
70,121,827 
Minnesota
for 87.1 years
68,791,615 
Maryland
for 94.7 years
63,325,777 
Oklahoma
for 106.5 years
56,278,866 
Massachusetts
for 107.3 years
55,884,105 
Colorado
for 115.0 years
52,142,473 
Oregon
for 121.9 years
49,187,475 
Mississippi
for 125.6 years
47,721,235 
Arkansas
for 129.9 years
46,134,681 
Iowa
for 131.8 years
45,488,070 
Kansas
for 151.7 years
39,516,085 
Nevada
for 170.3 years
35,192,496 
West Virginia
for 175.2 years
34,221,103 
Connecticut
for 193.6 years
30,956,544 
Nebraska
for 208.0 years
28,810,989 
Utah
for 212.6 years
28,191,511 
Idaho
for 250.8 years
23,901,490 
New Mexico
for 272.0 years
22,037,928 
Wyoming
for 359.1 years
16,690,249 
Montana
for 391.1 years
15,326,400 
North Dakota
for 482.8 years
12,416,074 
Delaware
for 510.2 years
11,748,783 
Maine
for 513.5 years
11,673,673 
Washington, D.C.
for 516.0 years
11,616,234 
New Hampshire
for 546.0 years
10,977,289 
South Dakota
for 546.2 years
10,974,086 
Hawaii
for 576.9 years
10,390,279
Rhode Island
for 766.6 years
7,818,594 
Alaska
for 947.7 years
6,324,855 
Vermont
for 1,044.0 years
5,741,204 

If these numbers startle you, there is even more. Nuclear Energy Quick Facts (.pdf), from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), provides further eye-opening statistics about nuclear power as a reliable source of energy including factual information about the extent of its use around the world and the United States, environmental issues, economic benefits, safety, spent fuel as well as public opinion data.



U.S. Average Per Capita Consumption of Electricity
(including residential, commercial & industrial)
Total U.S. Consumption
= 3,724,570,294,380 kW·h *
Total U.S. Population
= 301,621,157 (January, 2010 estimate)
Annual Consumption (per person)
= 12,573 kW·h §
* U.S. Energy Information Administration (January, 2010)
§ Consumption averaged from data provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and CIA World Factbook

Uranium to Electricity Relationship

8.9 kilograms of uranium oxide (U3O8) is needed to produce (after processing and refining) 1 kilogram of fuel for a nuclear reactor (UO2).
1 kilogram of nuclear reactor fuel (UO2) yields 360,000 kW·h of electricity. *[Note: 1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds]

* World Nuclear Association "Economics of Nuclear Power" - January, 2010

The Potential of Uranium Deposits in Northern Arizona to Produce Electricity

Estimated Amount of Uranium Oxide = 326,000,000 pounds § (U3O8) [148,181,818 kilograms].
148,181,818 kilograms (U3O8) produces 16,649,642 kilograms of fuel for a nuclear reactor (UO2).
16,649,642 kilograms of nuclear reactor fuel (UO2) produces 5,993,871,297,242 kW·h of electricity.

§ U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimate of uranium oxide (U3O8) contained in Northern Arizona
 

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