Nip Impressions logo
Sun, Jul 5, 2020 22:07
Click here for Pulp & Paper Radio International
Subscription Central
Must reads for pulp and paper industry professionals
My Profile
Management Side
Legionella outbreak source found in Stora Enso Ghent paper mill

BELGIUM (From news reports) -- A paper mill has been identified as a "probable source" of infection in a Legionella (Legionnaires' disease) epidemic that broke out near Ghent and which has already claimed the lives of two people and infected dozens more.

On Tuesday, the Stora Enso company, which owns the paper mill, said that the Flemish Care and Health Agency had identified their paper mill as the possible source of the outbreak.

"The Flemish Care and Health Agency in Belgium has identified Langerbrugge Mill as one possible source of the Legionella bacteria infection in the local community," a company spokesperson said in a statement.

The statement follows an announcement by the Agency, which said last week it had found the source of the infection but had chosen not to disclose company names the investigation was ongoing.

The mill is located near the Ghent canal and specializes in manufacturing recycled newsprint and magazine paper.

In the statement, the spokesperson said Stora Enso was working in "close cooperation" with authorities and medical experts, and that it was taking steps to "thoroughly" clean and disinfect their cooling water.

"The cooling tower will be started again with strict monitoring by mill operations and supporting experts after inspection and approval by the Flemish Care and Health Agency," the statement reads.

32 people have been infected with the Legionella bacteria in recent weeks, and two of them died from the effects since the epidemic first broke out around May 10.

********** has taken off like a rocket! Over fifty jobs are posted, in many interesting categories. These jobs are in at least ten different US states. [06.19.19]


Employers are on board with There are nearly thirty employers located in fifteen different US states and two other countries. [06.19.19]

Printer-friendly format


Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: