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Old 13 March 2008, 20:13   #11
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Worst case is that afterwards we get a free holiday from Her Majesy, make some new friends, learn some new trades, free board and lodging!

You'd have to be pretty offensive to have that happen. Feeding a squatter isn't an offence.
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Isn't this the Fort with Legionnaires' disease

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Thats what made him ill if you read the news report
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Pete7 - Yes the forts' water supply was contaminated with Legionella (the causative agent of Legionnaires' Disease). The bacteria is surprisingly common in industrial/hotel etc water supplies and can be managed/controlled (and a decent contractor should be able to completely eliminate the problem and put in place a control program that will reduce the chance of recurrance) so contrary to some of the press implications it doesn't mean the hotel/facilities can never be reopened.

The article in the mirror implied that it was the current occupier that got ill, but the BBC news articles from the time (2004) say it was a member of the 'public' who stayed in the hotel.

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So I get to lose some weight as well. Less weight, same power equals more speed.

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So I get to lose some weight as well.
Or die - legionnaires' disease has about a 1:7 mortality rate.
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What if you have never been in the armed forces?
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Clearly you will only get the civilian version.
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Its named after the first outbreak in 1976 at a convention of American Legionnaires.

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Clearly you will only get the civilian version.
However in some odd way Cod is right - ex service men are more likely to get the disease as being male and over 50 are risk factors.
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Pete7 - Yes the forts' water supply was contaminated with Legionella (the causative agent of Legionnaires' Disease). The bacteria is surprisingly common in industrial/hotel etc water supplies and can be managed/controlled (and a decent contractor should be able to completely eliminate the problem and put in place a control program that will reduce the chance of recurrance) so contrary to some of the press implications it doesn't mean the hotel/facilities can never be reopened.

The article in the mirror implied that it was the current occupier that got ill, but the BBC news articles from the time (2004) say it was a member of the 'public' who stayed in the hotel.

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The story I was told whilst actually working on Horse Sands Fort was that when the Army or however where called in to clear No Man's Land Fort they threw lead acid battery cells and other stuff down the well. As a result a very expensive water purification system had to be installed as these batteries couldn't be extracted. I'm guessing here, but I would expect that the Legionnaires disease has come about due to a lack of proper maintenance.
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