A source would be nice, but a Google search revealed it came from The Daily Caller, which is certainly not the most reputable of sources. Not sure what you are trying to show here - that the government is corrupt and scientists are liars?
The source ? Read the link you posted. Everything in my post was accurate to the report.
As part of the inquiry, USGS convened a Scientific Integrity Review Panel to further investigate the matter. The report of inquiry concluded that the laboratory had a “chronic pattern of scientific misconduct” and that “data produced by the Inorganic Section were intentionally manipulated by the line-chemist in charge.
The results of USGS’ internal inquiry are consistent with our own findings. Office of the Inspector General
That should read in an attempt to cover their ass the USGS ...blah blah blah. This wasn't one or two people, there were many people involved.
In our interviews, USGS employees consistently voiced their distrust of the lab. The employees also expressed their preference not to use the inorganic laboratory and, instead, to use other USGS laboratories or outside commercial laboratories.
A lot of people knew about the crap that was going on. But the people that pull the strings (the ones that count) at the USGS didn't do anything to stop it. The USGS was pulling in a lot of money with dirty science. With a lot of potential for future cash flow. They would have kept it going forever if they could have. This isn't an isolated incident its a method of business.
If it needs to be explained, your to dumb to understand it. They shut the place down because they got caught. Now its damage control time.
This is a perfect example of what I've stated many times concerning what takes place in the sanctimonious (cough ) world of science. The dishonesty in the push for funding, career building.
In the field of invasive biology, its at a full boil. With the USGS spearheading the issue. When it comes to a “chronic pattern of scientific misconduct" and intentionally manipulated data. They lead the pack. The difference is they can hide behind the ambiguous nature that is the pseudo science of biology. They get away with it. There isn't the push back. Even when completely dissected the blatant lies, intentionally manipulated data etc. found in the work of invasive biologist go's ignored or worse yet, Its defended by the people who seemingly are trying to champion the world of scientific integrity. This speaks very poorly of them on many levels.