3 Gorges Dam Opinion Essay Against building it

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3 Gorges Dam Should Be Stopped

The purpose of the 3 gorges dam is to help China in many different ways, but I

think that more than helping China out, it will bring more danger and damage to it. I think

that the dam should be stopped and should no longer be built. It will greatly destroy the

environment and effect the people and endangered species in the area. It has already killed

some of the people constructing it. Why go further and risk the chance of killing more?

The 3 gorges dam is destroying the environment little by little. Machines are

causing the air to be polluted. This will increase bad health among people and animals. Air

pollution will also cause the environment to suffer. This means spending money on

medical and environmental costs, such as restoring the damages to the area that the dam

has destroyed. This will be very expensive and could even add up to be millions of dollars.

Another reason I think that the 3 gorges dam should be stopped is because it is

bringing on danger of more earthquakes and landslides. This means increasing the risk of

death among people and animals living in the area. A dam is not going to protect the

people and animals from these natural phenomenon's. It will probably even destroy the

dam or damage it in some way, creating a larger expense to repair it, if there was

something to happen to it. Not to mention the people and animals living by the dam will be

in a high risk of danger if they remain living close to the construction of the 3 gorges dam.

Due to all this danger and costs, people and animals will have to be re-located to a

new area, meaning new homes and...