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Four Terminated, One Resigns in Los Alamos Security Probe

On September 15, as APS News was going to press, Los Alamos Director G. Peter Nanos announced in a memo to Los Alamos personnel that of 23 individuals who had been placed on "investigatory leave" in regard to alleged security breaches, four were being terminated, and one more was resigning in lieu of termination. In addition, the Nanos memo states that "seven received either written reprimands, demotions, salary reductions or suspensions without pay or some combination of these actions" and "one remains on investigatory leave pending outcome of investigations."

Readers of APS News can assess these actions in the context of the "Letter from Los Alamos" that appears as this month's Back Page. The Back Page was written before the actions had been taken.

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