Source of hazardous release at Santa Teresa remains unknown
Posted at: 11/12/2012 7:39 AM
| Updated at: 11/12/2012 7:41 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say the origin of a substance that led to the evacuation of an industrial park near the New Mexico-Texas state line and sickened about 200 people remains unknown.
Capt. Rich Libicer of the New Mexico State Police tells the Las Cruces Sun-News that investigators are trying to pinpoint a possible location for where the substance may have come from at the complex of factories and warehouses in Santa Teresa, near the Mexican border just northwest of El Paso, Texas.
A 1-mile area surrounding the Dona Ana Industrial Park was evacuated on Oct. 29.
People in the complex complained of difficulty breathing, light-headedness, nausea and dizziness.
Some reported a burning sensation on their skin, but no serious injuries were reported.
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