Marc Edwards, a Virginia Professor Preparing Data to Show Flint’s Water Condition is Improving
The water supply in Flint is getting better, at least that's what Marc Edwards, a Virginia professor who helped discover the lead contamination in drinking water in the city says. He is preparing data which once released will show that Flint's water condition is improving.
Flint's water got contamination by lead when two years back; the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River.
On Tuesday, a news conference has been scheduled by Marc Edwards along with three civil and environmental engineers who will independently produce information related to the amounts of disinfection byproducts present in the water sources. Along with that they are also slated to discuss continuous sampling of the water looking out for bacteria which might cause Legionnaires' disease.
There is a battle going on between Edwards and an activist group founded by actor Mark Ruffalo related to the safety quotient of Flint's water use. While Edward says it is safe for bathing and showering the activist group, Water Defense, says it is not.
Starting from late January, Water Defense has been working on Flint's water and in May Edwards accused the activist group of making statements which were not supported by scientific studies.
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