Imagine if you could change something about the area you grew up in. What would you change?


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I was born in St. Petersburg, a beautiful city where there are a lot of wonderful places to visit. Everything seems quite perfect, yet when you delve deeper into the heart of the city, there are a few things I would like to change. There are a few factories inside of the city that I think should be relocated out of town to help reduce pollution that is absolutely dangerous for many.


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I am absolutely sure that those factories should be moved somewhere outside of the city. I understand the time requirements and costs of such actions, but I think the health benefits to the community from cleaner air make it well worth the effort. Eventually the government will spend more money on treating those people than it will save from leaving factories inside of the city.


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Some people would disagree with me saying that the financial benefits to the city of keeping these factories far outweigh any negative health implications.


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Personally, I think that this is a wrong attitude. The well-being of our residents and the environment have to take a priority. We must also rebuild the road infrastructure using newer modern technologies that allow them to last longer than traditional methods of road building. The planting of more trees and flowers would be a good idea as well.


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In conclusion, I would like to say that improving the poor ecological situation in the area and people’s health have to be given priority. That our officials have to care more about its people and not just about the economic benefits of having these factories. What is the point of financial benefit if our residents are having negative health issues due to these industries?

Read by Neil Geitz