Researchers upbeat, say Flint water improving from lead mess

Aug 12, 2016, 00:59
Researchers upbeat, say Flint water improving from lead mess

A year ago, the first round revealed the city's tap water was contaminated with lead. While the findings showed continued improvement, Edwards urged residents to continue the use of bottled and filtered water.

Edwards and other researchers spoke at a news conference in Blacksburg, Virginia.

"It is very possible that the City of Flint is passing the Lead and Copper Rule standard, but we can't say that", Edwards said.

While waiting for a pipeline to be built to Lake Huron, Flint drew water from the Flint River but didn't treat it for corrosion.

Star Trek: Discovery Details Revealed by Bryan Fuller
Abrams 2009 movie. "They'll probably be slightly more graphic content", he said. The last bit of information Fuller revealed was regarding the show's focus.

The Flint water crisis drew widespread attention last fall when government officials finally acknowledged a risky level of lead in water supply was likely caused by failing to add corrosion controls to a new water source. A USA Today report found excessive lead levels in almost 2,000 water systems in all 50 states.

Edwards and his team have taken water samples from 162 randomly selected homes since August 2015.

Researchers reported Thursday that 45 percent of homes tested in July showed no detectable levels of lead.

Lead levels are dropping in Flint, Michigan, but residents should still flush taps, according to test results Virginia Tech researchers announced Thursday. "Professor Edwards said today that he would like to see not only the lead pipes in Flint replaced, but the fixtures as well".

Russia declares daily cease-fires in Aleppo to allow aid
One Idlib town, Saraqeb, has received daily heavy air strikes since a Russian helicopter was shot down nearby 10 days ago. He said the militants also lost seven tanks, eight other armored vehicles, 29 artillery pieces and 85 gun trucks.

Still, the city is not officially in compliance with the federal Lead and Copper Rule, which governs the allowable level of lead in drinking water.

"Statements from independent experts will reassure residents who may have lost some trust in government", Snyder said.

Flint's mayor, Karen Weaver, called the findings "encouraging", but also said it's important for residents to heed Edwards' advice and continue to use filters and bottled water. A few dozen have been completed, and contracts were approved Wednesday for the next phase of work.

"We hope to have crews out on the job within the next couple of weeks", she said.

Indian women archery team enters pre-quarters at Olympics
But when it really mattered, Deepika Kumari failed to step up to the plate and fired an arrow that could only fetch 8 points. Bombayla then shot an 8, Laxmirani got a 7 and Deepika followed it up with a 9 to accumulate 24 points.

loading...
loading...
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Japan's Emperor Akihito Hints At Abdication

    While common prior to the 19th century, the current Imperial succession system obliges an emperor to serve until his death. Humble and soft-spoken, Akihito has received praise for efforts to heal the wounds of Japan's wartime and colonial era.
    Harvard Study: 6 Million Americans' Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxins

    Harvard Study: 6 Million Americans' Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxins

    Of the public water systems the researchers studied, 66 had at least one sample that was at or above the EPA's safety limits. After noticing this, researchers also sampled industrial sites that manufacture or use PFASs.
    Salman Khan shares poster of 'Freaky Ali' starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Salman Khan shares poster of 'Freaky Ali' starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says he considers Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif as his close friends. Arrbaz Khan will also be seen in the film. trailer of the film is going to launch with a huge party in Mumbai .
  • United States of America women's gymnastics team blows away opposition to win gold

    Costas asked Biles if there's been any resentment from her teammates due to the fact that she's the greatest gymnast of all time. Karolyi will retire as the national team coordinator after these Olympics, making this team the final one she will oversee.

    Japan protests Chinese vessels near disputed island chain

    Upon arrival the ship held a signals exercise with the Chinese Navy. "It was a sort of gentle intimidation", Berekoven said. Ramos, now 88, was president when China seized the disputed Mischief Reef in 1995, sparking protests from the Philippines.

    Samsung's latest Galaxy phablet offers iris scanner technology

    Samsung has moved to line up the naming conventions between the Note and S lines by jumping from the Note5 straight to the Note7. The Galaxy Note 7 battery capacity is 3,500mAh, with fast charging capabilities for both wired and wireless charging .
  • North Carolina Homeowner Charged With Killing Man With Shotgun Blast

    Copley informed the dispatcher that he and his neighbors were " locked and loaded " and going to "secure" their neighborhood. But she explained that there's no provision in state law that allows for a warning shot . "Please send PD immediately".
    Trump, Clinton duel over economy, jobs

    Trump, Clinton duel over economy, jobs

    The only time Trump couldn't quite help himself came toward the middle of his speech. Personal taxes would drop too, with seven tax brackets compressed to just three.
    Google Parent Alphabet Posts Better Than Expected Earnings

    Google Parent Alphabet Posts Better Than Expected Earnings

    Today analysts at Credit Suisse maintained Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares as "Outperform" in a report released to investors. Paid clicks increased 29% from the prior year, driven by more ad volume and user engagement with different ads on mobile devices.
  • LEADING OFF: Fernandez vs Cueto, Wacha rolling for Cards

    Edwin Encarnacion added three RBIs and a solo home run for the Blue Jays (64-49) who had lost their two previous games. Cardinals starter Michael Wacha struggled to settle in as seven of the first 12 batters he faced reached base.
    Women's rugby star regrets costly yellow card in Rio final

    Women's rugby star regrets costly yellow card in Rio final

    It just came down to that one mistake. "Hopefully our win against New Zealand will really boost it to another level". Now I know what our Canadian women's soccer team felt like when they got bronze (at the 2012 Games).
    West Nile Virus strikes north Mississippi

    West Nile Virus strikes north Mississippi

    Another measure would be using insect repellent or products that would keep the mosquitoes away. August and September are generally the two months where most cases of West Nile are reported.
popular