Toxic Water in Fukushima – level 1

13-09-2019 15:00

There is a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. An earthquake hits the plant in 2011. There is a tsunami, too. Both of these are big problems.

Toxic water is coming out of the power plant. People are keeping it in big tanks. There are 1,000 large tanks right now. They hold more than 1 million tons of water.

However, there is going to be more and more toxic water. People want to build more tanks. There will be no room for new tanks by 2022.

People are thinking about what to do. Some experts say that they can let the water out into the ocean. Other people do not like this idea.

Difficult words: nuclear power plant (a “factory” which makes electricity by breaking atoms – very small things), tank (a “box” which can hold water), will (in the future).

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