Test results show only trace amounts of Legionnaires' disease at Fort Lee co-op

(11/07/04) FORT LEE - Last weekend, two people at the Colony co-op in Bergen County came down with Legionnaires' disease, sparking health concerns across Fort Lee. On Sunday at the apartment building on Palisades Avenue, officials discussed the findings of the water tests.

Officials say test results found only trace amounts of the disease in a hot water tank and in the whirlpool. The Board of Directors at the apartment is replacing those hot water tanks as a precautionary measure.

The state Board of Health still does not know where the two people contracted Legionnaires' disease last week. For now, about 500 residents are without hot water, and everyone who lives at the Colony is drinking bottled water until the investigation is complete.

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