- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint says it will put measures in place to reduce lead in drinking water by 2016.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Kv7ipu ) Thursday’s announcement came after a professor who tested Flint’s water said he wouldn’t use it for cooking or drinking unless it’s checked for lead.

Virginia Tech researchers posted an online report Wednesday, saying Flint’s water is “creating a public health threat” in old homes that have lead pipes or pipes fused with lead solder. They say Flint’s water is corrosive and is leaching lead from certain plumbing.

Flint says it’s in compliance with state standards. Meanwhile, the state this week notified Flint that after roughly eight months the city no longer is in violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act for levels of trihalomethane, a disinfection byproduct.


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

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