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NUKE LAB CHIEFS LOOK BACK IN ANGUISH

Some of Los Alamos' current and former managers are beginning to have second thoughts about the firing of Glenn Walp and Steven Doran, the former police chiefs hired to look into corruption at the lab.In Congressional testimony yesterday, lab lawyer Frank Dickson said, "I believe the laboratory should have attempted to work through the difficulties" with the pair.Security chief Stan Busboom, Dickson's former subordinate, went even further."It was the stupidest damn thing in the world to fire those guys," he told Peter Stockton, a senior investigator for the watchdog group Project on Government Oversight, shortly before the hearing began.THERE'S MORE: Joseph Salgado, the lab's former second-in-command, told Congress yesterday that Los Alamos employees often treat taxpayer dollars like "Monopoly money."

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