Fukushima Water in Ocean – level 1

21-10-2020 07:00

Workers in nuclear plants make power in a reactor. Workers use water to cool the reactor. Nuclear plant must be very safe. Nuclear energy is very dangerous to people.

In 2011, a big earthquake hits Japan. It destroys the Fukushima nuclear plant. The situation is dangerous after the earthquake.

Workers use the water from the plant to cool it. There is rainwater and groundwater, too. But the water is dangerous. Workers keep it in big tanks. The Japanese government must decide what to do with the water.

The best idea is to dump the water into the sea. But local fishermen are not happy. They worry that people will stop buying their fish.

Difficult words: reactor (the part of a nuclear plant where nuclear energy changes into power), destroy (to break something so much that it cannot be fixed), tank (a place where people keep water or gas), dump (a place where people put rubbish or trash in a special place and it stays there).

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