Virginia Tech students share ‘shocking’ findings from Flint water study

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSLS) – Virginia Tech students will share findings from Flint, Michigan, they call shocking.

Virginia tech professor Marc Edwards led a team of faculty and students to independently test water samples in Flint and Detroit after people in Michigan complained about poor quality.

One student says she found lead levels were 18 times higher in Flint water than in Detroit water.

“It was a fairly simple test that they could have run before switching and you can see the results,” said Christina Devine, one of the student researchers who worked on the project. “You can actually visually see the lead particles in the water. You don’t even have to send it to the lab to see that there is more lead in the Flint water than the Detroit water.”

Edwards and his team of scientists and students will present their full findings Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

 

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