Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) – Elon Musk made a “pledge” to fix the contaminated water in the flint 3 years ago – Reddit users are now out of determining if he kept that promise
A tweet from the CEO of Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon musk in 2018, in which he “pledged” to fix the contaminated water “in any house in Flint,” has sparked debate on Reddit.
What happened: On Thursday, an executive at a pillow company that calls itself “LeGate” on Twitter said Flint still has a water crisis, while Musk is now the richest man on the planet. The poster also shared Musk’s original tweet.
Hey Elon, it’s been 3 years… you are now the richest man on the planet. Flint still has a water crisis. https://t.co/57CsIh2oaE
– LeGate (@williamlegate) November 18, 2021
The tweet has been retweeted 1,055 times at the time of publication and has received 4,063 likes. It was noticed by users of the r / WhitePeopleTwitter Reddit discussion board where a screenshot was shared, voted nearly 68,000 times at the time of writing.
User “TheFeelsGoodMan” noted of Flint’s water situation that it was “more or less resolved.”
“I mean the water doesn’t come out in pieces and you can drink it without getting sick,” TheFeelsGoodMan said.
Another user “zapdude0” said, “Flint still doesn’t have a water crisis. Why do people repeat this over and over again? “
“Broken promises … Elon is running for office” wrote user “karm-a-holic”.
“Daffyduckhunt2” Noted the chronology of the crisis and the fact that she was 3 years old.
“We are not here to help people. We are here for the positive votes and the signaling of virtue. That’s why we’re posting 3-year-old tweets about crises that have already been resolved.
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Why is this important: The Flint, Michigan water crisis dates back to April 2014, when the city changed its water source, leaving residents exposed to high levels of lead.
In 2018, Musk created an email address for residents of Flint and offered to send “someone to install a water filter,” according to a previous report.
In 2018, the Flint School District thanked Musk and his nonprofit foundation for donating funds to purchase water filtration systems. At the time, Musk said he was ready to do more in the future on Twitter.
You’re welcome. I hope to do more to help in the future.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2018
Flint water has met federal standards for five consecutive years, and the water is now tested at 3 parts per billion (ppb) for lead, which is lower than the federal requirement of 15 ppb, according to Michigan.gov.
Water monitoring results for the city of Flint, Michigan – Source Michigan.Gov
The town of Flint said in an update Thursday that four major water infrastructure projects were nearing completion. The projects include a new chemical supply building, a secondary water line, a control station restoration project and the rehabilitation of a 20 million gallon tank.
Price action: Tesla shares closed up nearly 0.7% at $ 1,096.38 in Thursday’s regular session. Stocks fell nearly 0.8% in after-hours trading.
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