Workers Destroy Nuclear Plant – level 2

20-05-2020 15:00

Workers exploded the cooling towers of a past nuclear plant near Karlsruhe, Germany.

A number of explosions took place on Thursday. Such events usually attract a lot of people; however, officials did not announce the date of the destruction. They were afraid that a lot of people would come, which could be dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials closed the plant´s two reactors in 2011 and 2019. The German government wants to close all nuclear plants by 2022, and the country plans to get all energy from natural resources, such as wind energy and energy from the sun.

Workers will clear the site by 2029, and they will take away 500,000 tons of concrete and metal.

Difficult words: cooling tower (a tower that is a part of a factory, and it cools water or steam), nuclear plant (a factory that makes electricity from atomic energy), reactor (a part of a nuclear plant where a nuclear reaction happens, and it makes heat).

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