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08/06/2012 Edinburgh Distillery in Possible Legionnaires disease Link

The North British Grain Distillery in Edinburgh has halted production whilst it investigates the possibility that it may be one of the sources of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh

According to the BBC News website the Health and Safety Executive has served an improvement notice on the North British Distillery for alleged failures to adequately control the risk of legionella in one of its towers

The North British Distillery, which was founded in 1885 and employs 100 people, is one of six sites being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. It produces non-branded grain whisky for use in blends.

The company said it had taken its towers offline and halted production at its Gorgie plant as a precaution.

More on this story at the BBC News Website