(CBS DETROIT) – Ford Motor Company plans to pay up and help those affected by the ongoing gas leak.

Representatives for the automaker say they will send $500 to each household affected by the gas leak at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

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The leak was first found on Aug. 30, forcing 1,200 families to evacuate.

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Flat Rock’s mayor has said it could be weeks before they are allowed to return.

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