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UC Ties at Stake in Los Alamos Shakeup

Science  10 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5604, pp. 184
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5604.184

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Top officials of the troubled Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico stepped down this week amid a fraud scandal, stoking rumors that the Department of Energy may end the lab's 60-year relationship with the University of California. Lab chief John Browne announced last week that he and top deputy Joseph Salgado were resigning after deciding that "only a change in leadership" could "restore [the government's] confidence" in managers of the lab.

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