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Volunteers help researchers test water in Flint

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The struggle to keep Flint residents safe through the Flint water crisis continues as researchers continue to test Flint's water for toxins.

Researchers from Virginia Tech came back to Flint to look for any signs of trouble in the water.

"We are conducting our third round of Virginia Tech testing," said Lee-Ann Walters, volunteer.

Walters is one of the people encouraged by the scientific efforts and discoveries by Professor Marc Edwards and his Virginia Tech army of volunteers. While the cost is priceless to those wanting safe drinking water, there is a small return for those who take part in the testing.

"For the people who participated with us and are part of our sampling pool, they get a $20 thank you in cash for participating and bringing their kit back and distributing great people," Walters said.

The motivation for the volunteers is to uncover the truth in Flint's drinking water.

"It's still not fixed. They keep putting bandages on it and it's still not fixed. And my heart is just hurting to think that we are living like this," said Carrie Nelson, volunteer.

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