Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk accepted a challenge posed to him on Twitter.
“Hey @elonmusk I heard a bunch of people saying there’s NO WAY you could help get clean water to Flint, Michigan. Said you wouldn’t be capable idk,” Baby D @DylanSheaMusic tweeted on Wednesday to Musk.
About six minutes later, Musk responded to Baby D with his promise to fix the residents’ water problem that’s been ongoing since 2014 when the city’s water source changed and exposed the community to high levels of lead and other contaminants.
Please consider this a commitment that I will fund fixing the water in any house in Flint that has water contamination above FDA levels. No kidding.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2018
Thousands of people were poisoned when the water wasn’t treated to reduce corrosion. The contaminated water led to dozens of cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Twelve people died.
The government has claimed that the