Oil in the sea – level 1

18-08-2021 07:00

A pipeline is a long pipe that moves oil. A pipeline moves oil in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, and Tobago. An accident happens in early August. The pipeline starts to leak.

There are hundreds of oil spills in the sea. An oil company sends a big boat there. The boat makes circles in the oil. The oil goes to the bottom of the sea.

Local fishermen are very angry. They say that the oil company must clean the sea.

Many different animals and plants are in the sea. Oil is very dangerous for them. It makes bad changes on the food chain. People can have big health problems if they eat the fish.

Difficult words: leak (to come out through a hole or crack), oil spill (when oil gets into the sea or the ground), food chain (when an animal eats something, and then another animal eats the animal and so on).

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