Deadline passes for towers' legionella inspection

In the wake of this summer's Legionnaires' outbreak, time is up for the owners of cooling towers.

In the wake of this summer's Legionnaires' outbreak, time is up for the owners of cooling towers. (9/16/15)

THE BRONX - In the wake of this summer's Legionnaires' outbreak, time is up for the owners of cooling towers.

Authorities say tower owners needed to register, inspect and obtain test samples by Wednesday so they could be reported on a state site.

Owners must also take part in a maintenance program by March 2016, which includes a schedule for routine sampling.

The outbreak, which started in mid-July, left 12 people dead and more than 100 hospitalized.

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