Sunday Morning’s Top Stories

Tribal, state, and county investigators are looking into a plane crash out on the Laguna Pueblo. State police says it happened a little after ten on Saturday Morning. Two people were on board an ultra-light plane when it crashed west of Albuquerque on tribal land. One person was air-lifted to UNM Hospital for treatment.

Mustard-colored waste-water containing heavy metals is continuing to drain into a river in New Mexico. Now, four days after the massive spill the agency says it still doesn’t know what the possible environmental and health impacts are. The EPA says initial tests show heavy metals like lead and arsenic are in the water much of which are hazardous to humans and wildlife in large quantities. They say more testing is needed to determine just how devastating this will be. The governor has told the EPA she wants a mobile testing lab in the state to contstantly monitor the river’s conditions. The EPA estimates the orange sludge will break up soon.
We’re only days away from the first day of school in Albuquerque and one of APS’ top execs is off the job. A district spokesperson confirms chief financial officer Don Moya is on paid leave. The district wouldn’t say why because it’s a personnel issue. Moya has been with APS for five years. His former boss, Winston Brooks, resigned a year ago following a secret investigation conducted by the school board.

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