June 30, 2016. Blacksburg, Virginia.
Water samples are tested for lead in one of the labs Marc Edwards oversees at Virginia Tech. After his team's success in water quality testing in Flint, Edwards' receives many requests for similar work in other states.
Marc Edwards is a civil engineering/environmental engineer and the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is an expert in water quality and corrosion, and his work in Washington DC and in Flint, Michigan helped to expose high levels of lead contamination in the water supplies of those two cities, triggering investigations into the cause of the pollution.