SMA Called to Investigate Mystery Yellow Substance

August 03rd, 2016

Got something weird in your neighborhood? A mystery yellow substance was found in the ditches and culverts off of NM Hwy 529 near Hobbs. The NMDOT called SMA to investigate. Our SMA Carlsbad team responded the same day and took samples determining the substance was not radioactive. SMA prepared a status report and a report on safely disposing the substance. The mystery yellow substance may likely be a sulfur-based solid fertilizer.