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Researcher's Flint talk to recall Washington water woes

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A Virginia professor who found Flint's water corrosive and leaching lead will talk about similar problems a decade earlier in Washington, D.C.

Virginia Tech University engineering professor Marc Edwards will deliver pediatric grand rounds Wednesday at Flint's Hurley Medical Center. His presentation is called "The Washington D.C. Lead Crisis (2001-2004): Prelude to Flint 2015."

Hurley says in a news release Edwards worked with others to reveal problems with Washington's water as he recently did in Flint. The release calls his talk "a case study in the history of engineering and scientific misconduct."

Edwards' work prompted Hurley's Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to investigate elevated blood-lead levels in children after Flint began using Flint River water in 2014. The city recently returned to Detroit's system while a pipeline is built to Lake Huron.

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