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Probe into disappearance of N-lab secrets ends

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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The case of the disappearance of two hard drives containing top-secret nuclear information from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been closed, an assistant U.S. attorney said.

Sasha Siemel said Tuesday that no one will be charged in the case and that most of the investigative activity stopped several months ago.

"The case was thoroughly investigated and resulted in no charges to date," Siemel said.

The hard drives were discovered missing from a vault in the lab's top-secret X Division as a wildfire moved onto lab property in May 2000. The fire led to the evacuation of the lab and surrounding community.