Radioactive Water in Florida – level 3
A huge sinkhole opened up six months ago at a plant, which takes phosphate rock and converts it into fertiliser, in Florida. A company is in the process of filling the sinkhole, but the sinkhole has swallowed 980,000 cubic metres of radioactive water.
People say that they are praying that the radioactive water that went into the hole does not reach them. One elderly resident said that she does not drink or cook with the water, and she uses bottled water altogether. She does shower in the water and she expects “to glow one day”.
The Mosaic Company which runs the plant says that tests show that the contaminated water has not left its property. The state ordered the company to keep testing the wells every quarter of this year and twice in 2018.
Difficult words: huge (very big), plant (a place where an industrial process takes place).
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