Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Rona Arato (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189394

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In March 2011 the worlds second-largest nuclear disaster occurred on the eastern coast of Japan. A 9.0-magnitude earthquake caused a nearly 50-foot tsunami that flooded the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The devastating tidal wave caused equipment failures that led the nuclear reactors to overheat to the point of meltdown. Dangerous radioactive materials released into the air continue to threaten the health of the ocean and people around the world today. Topics include: how movements in the earths crust below water can cause seismic waves the evacuation of more than 300,000 people from their homes near the power plant contamination of crops and water decontamination and repair work continued concern about leaking radiation from the power plant

Reading Level
Lexile
NC1170L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Z
ATOS
7.6
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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