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A Review of the NGNP Project: February 2006

In 2002, the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy completed a technology roadmap project that provided an overall plan to the broad vision of enhancing the future role of nuclear energy systems in the United States and the world at large. This Technology Roadmap focused on the development of advanced nuclear systems, so-called Generation IV systems, which meet profram foals of improved safety and economics, as well as enhanced sustainability and minimization of the risks from proliferation. This Gen-IV Technology Roadmap defined the lead reactor concepts and their associated fuel cycles to be pursued, as well as the R&D plan to develop the base technology for these reactor concepts and their complete fuel cycles.