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Legionnaires’ outbreak: Labor wants state to take over inspections

May 23, 2016
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LegionellaThe state government needs to take over control of cooling tower inspections from local government in response to recent deadly outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease, NSW Labor has said.

Labor’s health spokesman Walt Secord said NSW Health should be made responsible for inspections to improve detection of contamination and monitoring.

Seventy per cent of NSW air cooling systems were failing to meet standards, according to the most recent NSW Health report in 2011. Mr Secord said inspections need to be increased.

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Published by: The Sydney Morning Herald. 22/05/2016