If you are a mayor of a small central Ontario town, would you allow a sulphuric acid manufacturer to expand its factory in your town? Though the expansion......would double the number of employees....

If you are a mayor of a small central Ontario town, would you allow a sulphuric acid manufacturer to expand its factory in your town? Though the expansion..

....would double the number of employees. Also it would increase the rail transport of supplies and products to and from the factory. Explain your decision.

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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It has been said that an indicator of how an area is doing financially can be judged by it's production of sulfuric acid.  Sulfuric acid has many practical industrial applications, so many, in fact, there is a steady and constant demand for it's production.  Sulfuric acid is used in the production of other acids, pharmaceuticals in the manufactured drug industry, ore processing, iron and steel industry, acid-lead batteries in the automotive industry, and the treatment of wastewater in water treatment facilities. 

If you were the mayor of this town, why would you not welcome such an opportunity to produce a product that would both increase the amount of products being brought in and the amount of manufactured product being exported out of your town?  Increasing the wealth of one's economy, whether it be that of a small town, a state, or a nation, is one of the prime factors to be considered in the promotion of a healthy, prosperous society.  Given the multiple reasons for "stepping-up production", I would tend to vote "yes".

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