June 5, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

            Following an investigation of Verizon that revealed 225 alleged violations of cooling tower laws meant to prevent the spread of Legionnaires’ disease, the company has come to an agreement with New York Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement requires Verizon to create policies and procedures to make sure the company complies with cooling tower laws and pay a $118,000 fine. The investigation found that Verizon had violated Legionnaires’ cooling tower laws in 30 instances across seven buildings in the Bronx. These violations were linked to a 2015 outbreak in the Bronx that caused 120 people to be infected and 12 deaths.

            The Bronx is currently dealing with another outbreak that began May 3, which has so far infected 24 people and killed two. The source of the outbreak has been determined to be four cooling towers in the Highbridge neighborhood.

To read more about the Attorney General Reaches Agreement with Verizon Following Cooling Tower Violations, click here.

To read our firm’s white paper on Legionnaires’ disease and COVID-19, click here.

For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, check out the National Academies of Sciences Management of Legionella in Water Systems Report here.

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Attorney General Reaches Agreement With Verizon Following Cooling Tower Violations was last modified: June 5th, 2022 by zacherlaw

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