Radioactive Water in Florida – level 2

09-02-2017 07:00

A sinkhole opened up six months ago at a plant in Florida. The plant takes phosphate rock and converts it into fertiliser. People are filling up the sinkhole, but 980,000 cubic metres of radioactive water went down into it.

People hope that the radioactive water does not get to them. One woman said she that doesn’t drink or cook with the water. She showers in the water and thinks that she will “glow one day”.

The company says that the radioactive water is only at its property. People will test the water 4 times this year and twice in 2018.

Difficult words: plant (a place with some industry), fertiliser (a thing which makes plants and flowers grow better), glow (give out light).

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