Los Alamos lab deputy director resigns

March 8, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers says she is resigning because of potential conflict of interest issues involving a family member’s lab consulting work.

The Albuquerque Journal reported [auth] Friday ( ) that a family member of Sellers received a lab consulting contract in 2012, but the relationship wasn’t properly disclosed for evaluation of a conflict of interest.

Sellers said in a statement she spotted the mistake several months later and asked for a review by lab officials. Changes have been made to prevent similar problems in the future but Sellers said she’s resigning because “this incident will be a continuing distraction to the lab’s important missions.”

Lab director Charles McMillan said he had accepted Seller’s resignation. She had been deputy director since December 2011.

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