Flint, USA, water pollution update

This video from the USA says about itself:

Watch Virginia Tech’s Flint Water Study team present on Flint water crisis

28 January 2016

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards and his team of research scientists and students presented in Blacksburg to outline their internationally recognized work — done in collaboration with Flint, Michigan, residents — that exposed widespread lead-in-water contamination.

The presentation provided an overview of the Flint Water Study team’s efforts combining ethics engineering, citizen science, laboratory experiments, investigative science, and social media to confirm the high lead levels in Flint‘s water.

Visit http://www.vt.edu/flintwatertalk for more information.

By Carlos Delgado in the USA:

An interview with Professor Marc Edwards on the Flint water crisis

19 February 2016

People around the world have been shocked and horrified by the Flint water crisis, where a city of 100,000 inhabitants has been exposed to toxic levels of lead in their drinking water after the city switched its water source to the corrosive Flint River. Though residents had immediately expressed outrage at the foul, discolored water, they were repeatedly assured by officials at all levels of government that the water was safe to drink. Documents have since surfaced showing that environmental officials were well aware of the dangerous levels of lead leaching into the water from corroded pipes, and that they worked to hide this fact from the public for nearly two years.

Dr. Marc Edwards is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Virginia Tech University. He was instrumental in revealing the truth of Flint’s lead crisis to the world. He and his team conducted an extensive sampling that found extremely high levels of lead in Flint residents’ water, with some lead levels high enough to qualify the water as toxic waste.

Despite lead poisoning, Flint water rates highest in US: here.

Flint death toll from Legionnaires’ disease worsened by state and federal inaction: here.

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