Fukushima Ten Years Later
It´s been 10 years since Japan´s Fukushima earthquake and tsunami; however, radiation fears have lingered in the area.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant was destroyed by the 2011 earthquake and it contaminated the area. In Iwaki city, a lab monitors the area, and it measures radiation for free. Having no background in science, Ai Kimura, the lab manager and technician, carries out complicated tests every day. Kimura´s a part of a donations-based organization that was set up by mothers who live about an hour´s drive away from the Fukushima plant. After the nuclear accident, they worried about what to feed their children and about the safety of tap water.
1. Linger - to remain in a place although gradually disappearing.
2. Donations-based - raising money for a good cause by asking people.
3. Full-time - working all the hours that people usually do.
1. For how long the radiation fears Fukushima?
2. What caused the radiation contamination?
3. Who is Ai Kimura? What did the lab employees do?
4. Why do you think some countries are using nuclear power plant despite the danger of it?
5. Were there any incidents happen in nuclear power plant in Korea?