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Elon Musk says he will help pay to fix the water in any house in Flint, Michigan that exceeds the FDA's accepted contamination levels

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Residents of Flint, Michigan, have suffered from lead-poisoned water. Getty Images/Mark Wilson

Elon Musk said on Wednesday he will help pay to fix the water in every house in Flint, Michigan, that has contamination levels above FDA guidelines.

“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,” he said on Twitter.

Musk was responding to a Twitter user who said he had been told Musk wouldn’t be able to help bring clean water to Flint, whose residents have suffered from lead-poisoned water.

On Tuesday, Musk said he had already helped Flint, but didn’t elaborate on what he did.

Musk had also offered to assist the Thai government when it was attempting to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave. Each of the team members and their coach was rescued alive.

Musk sent a child-sized submarine and engineers from two of his companies — SpaceX and The Boring Company — to Thailand, and traveled to the country himself before the rescue was completed, though the submarine was not used in the rescue operation.

On Wednesday, Musk expressed frustration at those who criticized his efforts to help with the rescue, saying it had “shaken my opinion of many people.”

“We were asked to create a backup option & worked hard to do so. Checked with dive team many times to confirm it was worthwhile. Now it’s there for anyone who needs it in future. Something’s messed up if this is not a good thing,” he said on Twitter.

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