Video: Morning News, Wednesday, March 19, 2014


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  There was a second confirmed radiation leak last week at the WIPP site, according the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE says the radiation was very low level, like the leak that occurred on Valentine’s Day. There’s a meeting addressing concerns about WIPP at 8:00 am today at the Marriott Uptown in Albuquerque.

A huge sinkhole is inching closer to swallowing part of Carlsbad. The whole is 190 feet deep, 670 feet long, and 450 feet wide. It was created by 30 years of oil field companies pumping water into old salt mines to extract brine for drilling. An Albuquerque engineering firm is is exploring scenarios to deal with it.

In the race to win car manufacturer Tesla’s multi-billion dollar battery plant to New Mexico, Governor Susana Martinez is steering toward a special legislative session to create an enticing economic package for the car builder – which could include reduced electric rates.
We may learn more today about the criminal investigation into the former chief of the Albuquerque Public School Police, Steve Tellez. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating Tellez, reportedly over missing ammunition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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