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Integrated Concepts One scheme to put nuclear weapons to nonmilitary use is to explode them underground in a geologically stable region and extract the geothermal energy for electricity production. There was a total yield of about 4,000 MT in the combined arsenals in 2006. If 1.00 MT per day could be converted to electricity with an ef?ciency of 10.0%: (a) What would the average electrical power output be? (b) How many years would the arsenal last at this rate?

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One scheme to put nuclear weapons to nonmilitary use is to explode them underground in a geologically stable region and extract the geothermal energy for electricity production. There was a total yield of about 4,000 MT in the combined arsenals in 2006. If 1.00 MT per day could be converted to electricity with an ef?ciency of 10.0%:

(a) What would the average electrical power output be?

(b) How many years would the arsenal last at this rate?

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