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TOEFL学習記録113

久しぶりに英作文してみた。

A company has announced that it wishes to build a large factory near your community. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think the advantages of building a large factory near a community outweigh the disadvantages. Others think otherwise. If asked, both groups will provide logical reasons to support their stance. In my opinion, the disadvantages of building a large factory outweigh the advantages. Below I present my perspectives to corroborate my assertion.

Admittedly, the introduction of a large factory to a community involves some positive benefits. First of all, a factory will bring employment opportunities. Not only the factory itself but also related subcontracting companies that supply goods and services to the factory will provide people with a significant number of job opportunities. Furthermore, other private businesses such as restaurants and retailers will crowd around the factory, further increasing the employment demand. In addition, the tax revenue from the factory and all related business entities will be a very attractive advantage of bringing the factory to a community. For example, a small village community near my house accepted the construction of a nuclear power plant about 20 years ago. Since then, the village has been transformed to a major city in the region. The project provided local residents with thousands of job opportunities and more tax revenues, which allowed the community to build new infrastructures such as roads, schools, and hospitals.

However, not all that glitters is gold. In order to build a factory, a large number of trees might be cut down to open up enough space to build the factory. This means that native animals such as birds, rabbits, squirrels, and others will lose their habitats. This will significantly disturb the local ecosystem and part of food chain which we human beings are part of. In addition, the place will not be spared from pollution. Heavy machinery will emit constant noises that will never end so long as the factory operates. Air and water pollution will also be inevitable. Toxic gases and other factory effluent will be released to the atmosphere poisoning the air we breathe and also to water sources where they will kill aquatic life and make that water unsafe to the public.

On top of that, in cases of natural or man-made accidents, a factory may have far-reaching ramifications on the lives of local residents. In light of history, there are ample examples where a significant number of lives were affected or lost due to a single accident of a factory. For example, in 1969, the accident at Union Carbide India killed reportedly 25000 people due to the leak of fatal gas. The accident at Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan forced over one million local residents to evacuate their homes permanently.

While some people think the advantages of building a large factory outweigh the disadvantages, others think otherwise. On one hand, a factory brings advantages such as more jobs, more tax revenues, and better infrastructure. On the other hand, it disturbs the local ecosystem and pollutes the local environment. In addition, an accident may affect the lives of people. In my view, on balance, the disadvantages of building a large factory unequivocally outweigh the advantages.
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