Officials to test military for depleted uranium levels

QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Health will test military veterans and active duty personnel who may have been exposed to depleted uranium in the Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan conflict or the current war in Iraq in Quay and surrounding counties the week of Dec. 13, a spokeswoman for the department said. The […]

Uranium stakes require more resposibility

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The city of Tucumcari recently announced that uranium levels in Tucumcari’s water supply exceeded the federal guidelines. Some people joked that we might start glowing. On the other hand, it also looked like bottled water on shelves at the local grocery was getting sparse for a while, too. Tests  indicated […]

Excessive uranium levels found in city water

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Uranium in the city of Tucumcari’s water supply has exceeded the maximum allowed by federal guidelines and the city has quit using three wells to help alleviate the problem, city officials said. Uranium is toxic to the kidneys and over a long period, in large quantities, may cause cancer, […]