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In August and September last year, the plant was closed while new filtering systems were fitted. Bela Balazs, Sometra's production director, told me that emissions were now within EU limits.
"We have results about heavy metal content in the emitted dust and every measurement is in the correct level," he explained.
He talked of there being a major difference between historic pollution and the factory's current emissions.
But when we asked to film the new filters, we were refused.
There is a legacy of distrust. While around 1,000 people are employed at the plant, there are many more living locally who are not.
Most conversations on the street quickly turned to the pollution and the threat to health.
There is talk of a clean-up: hundreds of new trees have been planted. But the toxins have penetrated at least one metre (three feet) into the soil.
Improvements will need to be measured over decades rather than years.
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There are about 1000 people work at the plant. What is the meaning of 'there are many more living locally who are not.' ?
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There is a legacy of distrust. While around 1,000 people are employed at the plant, there are many more living locally who are not.

There are 1000 or so people employed within the plant. Locally there are many more people who are not employed in the plant.
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Said otherwise:
The city has a (much) larger population than the 1,000 or so employed at the plant.
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Thanks for the replies.
Would you consider the origianal as good English?
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Perfectly acceptable.