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Virginia Tech to release new round of test results on Flint tap water

Aug 10, 2016

People in Flint may get good news about about lead tests for their water tomorrow, though many probably won’t believe it.

Thursday morning, researchers from Virginia Tech will release the results of the third round of testing on Flint’s drinking water. The researchers have conducted hundreds of tests on the tap water of the same dozens of Flint homes.

A year ago, the first round revealed the city’s tap water was contaminated with lead. 

The second round of testing conducted earlier this year showed improvement, but levels were still above the federal action level.

This latest round of tests was conducted earlier this summer and it may show lead levels have fallen further.

The Virginia Tech researchers will also release results on tests of Flint water heaters.