New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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The River Dale Press 2 Deadly bacteria might be festering in your cooling towers by Zak Kostro

Deadly bacteria might be festering in your cooling towers

City lawmakers want to curb the proliferation of a deadly disease, which means taking aim at cooling towers — and some landlords who reportedly aren’t keeping up with inspections — in an effort to snuff out Legionnaires’ disease at the root.

The city council passed a bill March 28 designed to toughen a law combating the rising number of Legionnaires’ cases in the city. The original law — passed following the deadliest outbreak of the disease in the city’s history in 2015 — produced somewhat tepid results.