Fukushima Ten Years Later – level 1

15-03-2021 15:00

An earthquake is in Japan 10 years ago. The earthquake destroys a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

People who live near Fukushima worry. Radiation is in the area. Radiation is a type of energy. It can be in nuclear power plants. It is very dangerous to all living things. Radiation stays in food and water, too.

Some women do not know what food they can give to their children. A group of women start to run a lab. They check radiation in the area every day.

They must learn how to do it. They are not scientists. People send them food from their gardens. They check it.

The radiation is lower. Some food is safe now. Some food still has high radiation. These are for example, bamboo and wild vegetables.

Difficult words: nuclear power plant (a factory which makes energy from a very small things called atoms), lab (a place where scientists work), bamboo (a hard grass which looks like a tree and it grows very fast).

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