FLINT (AP) — Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation are donating water stations and filtration systems to schools in Flint, Michigan, which is still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.
The Flint Journal reports Friday that Flint Community Schools thanked the tech billionaire for “investing” in students’ health and future in a tweet Thursday. Musk responded via tweet that he hoped “to do more to help in the future.”READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
The Associated Press left messages Friday seeking comment from Musk and district officials.READ MORE: Fritz Erickson Fired As President At Northern Michigan University
Lead leached from old water pipes into homes and buildings after Flint began using water from the Flint River in 2014 without adding corrosion-control chemicals. Flint returned to Detroit’s water system in 2015.
In July, Musk tweeted that he would organize an effort to add filters to homes that need them.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 6,080 New COVID-19 Cases, 82 Deaths
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