Fukushima Ten Years Later – level 2

15-03-2021 15:00

Ten years ago, an earthquake and tsunami destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.

Some people worried if it was safe to eat the local food and drink water. A group of mothers decided to run a lab. They wanted to check the level of radiation and see if it was safe to give local food to their children. The women did not study science and did not understand radiation.

Now, 14 people work in the lab, and they check the level of radiation every day. People send them food and other things. The level of radiation in some foods went down since 2011, but some vegetables still have the same levels of radiation as they had ten years ago.

Difficult words: tsunami (a very big wave after an earthquake), lab (a place where scientists work), radiation (a type of energy which can go through things and it is very dangerous to living things).

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