Researchers present findings of high lead levels in Flint water

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FLINT (WJRT) - (09/15/15) - Researchers from Virginia Tech University are set to present their findings of high lead levels in Flint water.

Their presentation starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Saints of God in Flint.

They previewed that meeting on the lawn of Flint City Hall on Tuesday morning.

Water activists have been fighting for better water for Flint residents for the better part of the year. They tell ABC12 News they are finally getting some answers from the Virginia Tech team.

The Virginia Tech researchers say the water is not safe to drink.

That's because of high levels of lead found when they sampled water from nearly 300 homes in Flint.

Those findings have been hard to ignore by city officials.

Monday night at a Flint City Council meeting, some of them spoke and acknowledged that lead could pose a threat.

They've committed to looking into the problem, but continue to say lead levels meet federal guidelines.

Water activists say something needs to be done now because the lead problem is real.

The meeting Tuesday night will go until 8 p.m. at Saints of God in Flint.

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