- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Recent tests on water show some buildings at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus had elevated levels of a disinfection byproduct.

Mike Lane, the school’s director of Environment, Health and Safety, tells The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/1SPPjue ) five of 19 buildings showed trihalomethane levels higher than 80 parts per billion, the type of readings that earlier put Flint in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Students were told Thursday about the trihalomethane levels, which are due to the city’s efforts to chlorinate water from the Flint River.

Flint officials say the water is safe, despite complaints about smell, taste and appearance. The city cut ties last year with Detroit’s system and is building a pipeline to Lake Huron. Other tests in the city have been below maximum trihalomethane levels.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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