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Virginia Tech students collect water samples in Flint, Mich. during spring break

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 15:57:43-05

Flint, Mich. – Instead of going to Cancun for spring break, several Virginia Tech students volunteered to go help residents collect home water samples in Flint, Michigan.

The samples are collected to measure change in the water quality after the city switched back to Detroit’s water system last October.

In August 2015, Tech students and faculty collected samples from locations across Flint and found extremely high levels of lead and other contaminants in the drinking water.

The students will team up with Flint resident Lee-Anne Walters and Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards. The group will begin sampling from the same 269 locations starting on March 7.

More information on Virginia Tech’s work in Flint can be found at http://flintwaterstudy.org/.