SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say an unknown hazardous materials release has sickened about 200 people near Santa Teresa. People reported feeling ill.
A mandatory evacuation is under way for two miles around the industrial park and border crossing at Santa Teresa, and the nearby airport is closed. A shelter is open at the Santa Teresa High School.
Officials say 200 people are being treated for light-headedness, nausea and dizziness, but no serious injuries have been reported, and no one has been sent to the hospital.
A system has been activated to alert people in nearby homes and businesses to stay indoors, seal all doors and windows and turn off air conditioning and heating systems.
The exact nature of the incident remains under investigation by authorities.
Offiicals say the evacuation around the Doña Ana County Industrial Park is now complete and hazmat teams are now entering the area to conduct field testing to determine what substance is at fault.
Air-quality testing is being done to determine what's making people