Legionella Bacteria Detected In The Cooling Towers Of Sellafield

The bacteria Legionella have been detected at high levels in tower at the Highly Active Liquid Effluent and Storage (HALES) facility. The chief nuclear inspector has released a statement assuring that there has not been an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease and that this does not impact nuclear safety.

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Envirochem offer tests for Legionella in many environments including:

  • Domestic water systems
  • Cooling towers
  • Any drinking water service
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa pools
  • Car washes
  • Effluent
  • And many more

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Nottingham’s Survival of the Fittest Race’s Swimming Section is Cancelled Due to Water Quality

The swimming section of the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ race in Nottingham had to be cancelled after several competitors fell ill, this was due to water quality exceeding safe levels. The type of bacteria found in the waters of the course has not been revealed, but the symptoms and circumstances seem to fit E.coli.

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Envirochem’s microbiology department carry out many tests on water quality including: Recreational, drinking and environmental water. If you would like to inquire please fill in the form below

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‘Wash salad’ advice after two die from E. coli

E. Coli has caused the deaths of two people in the UK, with over 100 more cases reported. The cause is likely to be unwashed salad leaves contaminated with the strain of E. Coli, but this is not confirmed.

This form of E. Coli (0157) can be found in several places as well as unwashed salads, such as animal faeces and guts. It is from here that they can contaminate food and water leading to outbreaks.

For more information on this story please see:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36823404 

 

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Wantage’s hospital beds to close due to legionella

The remaining hospital beds at Wantage Hospital will be closing in the coming days due to fears of a legionella outbreak in the water system.

For more information please read:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14603929.Wantage__39_s_last_hospital_beds_to_close_indefinitely_in_the_coming_days/

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

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Legionella bug closes birth centre in Somerset

Legionella was found in a birth centre leading to it’s closure and improvement work to be undertaken.

For more information please see: http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2016-06-15/legionella-bug-closes-birth-centre-in-somerset/ 

Legionella can be found in many water systems, it is here that they can become concentrated to a dangerous level.

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Swimming Pool Forced to Close due to Discovery of Legionella Bacteria

Castleton Swimming Pool in Rochdale has been forced to close after traces of potentially deadly Legionella bacteria were found.

For more information, please read:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/castleton-pool-shut-legionella-bacteria-11357925

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

Envirochem now offer legionella tests by using the most up to date scientific techniques, covering any water system in the workplace or domestic environment.

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