VA Tech team holds presentation on Flint water

Potentially lead-tainted water flows from a kitchen sink tap in Flint in January 2016.

UNDATED (WLNS) — Staff and students from Virginia Tech gave a presentation on Thursday night on what caused the lead crisis in Flint and what can be done to fix it.

They’re the team that came to Michigan and first helped bring attention to the lead levels in Flint’s water. Professor Marc Edwards headed up that group and has since been tapped by Flint’s mayor to oversee all water testing done by the state and federal government.

When students got the water samples from Flint, they noticed that the water was brown. They said that even without testing, they noticed there were a lot of particles in the water that they later learned was lead.

They tested Detroit’s water and compared it to Flint’s water. Over the course of three weeks, they found it was 18 times more corrosive than Detroit’s water.

Watch the presentation via YouTube below. App users can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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