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Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in North East

An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the North East of England has led to health warning issued to those living in the area of the supposed source, a South Tyneside factory, Faltec Ltd.

Public Health England (PHE) have confirmed three cases so far, and an alleged fourth case is believed to be a resident, whose garden overlooks the factory boundary.

As a result, PHE have advised people in the area who develop a chest infection or other respiratory problems to contact their GP. Dr Tricia Cresswell, from the North East PHE centre stresses: “Legionnaire's disease does not spread from person to person and can only be contracted from the source of the contaminated water.”

The factory has carried out measures to eradicate any risks of contamination and further infections, by cooling towers and other water systems at possible sources.

Dr Cresswell stated: “We are not aware of any new cases infected since the factory took action to treat and disinfect water sources.”

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Regulation (EU) 429/2015 (OJ:L70/42/2015) setting out the modalities to be followed for the application of the charging for the cost of noise effects

This Regulation sets out the modalities to be followed by the infrastructure manager for the application of the charging for the cost of noise effects caused by the freight rolling stock.
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Railways (Crossrail Services) Exemption Order SI 2015/239

This Order came into force on 31 May 2015 and applies to England only.
It grants an exemption from some of the franchising requirements in the Railways Act 1993 to concessionaires of Transport for London (TfL) and their subsidiaries. This exemption relates to any railway passenger service along the Crossrail routes…

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Regulation (EU) 429/2015 (OJ:L70/42/2015) setting out the modalities to be followed for the application of the charging for the cost of noise effects

This Regulation sets out the modalities to be followed by the infrastructure manager for the application of the charging for the cost of noise effects caused by the freight rolling stock.
Legislative background
Research has indicated that 10% of the European population is exposed to significant noise pollution from rail transport, in…

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Railways (Crossrail Services) Exemption Order SI 2015/239

This Order came into force on 31 May 2015 and applies to England only.
It grants an exemption from some of the franchising requirements in the Railways Act 1993 to concessionaires of Transport for London (TfL) and their subsidiaries. This exemption relates to any railway passenger service along the Crossrail routes…

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Decision 2015/423/EU (OJ:L68/48/2015) on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention as regards the amendments of Annex 3 to the Rotterdam Convention

This Decision clarifies the position to be taken by the European Union at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade.
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Decision 2015/627/EU (OJ:L103/8/2015) on the position to be taken, on behalf of the EU, at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposals for amendments to Annexes A, B and C

This Decision clarifies the position to be taken, on behalf of the EU, at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposals for amendments to Annexes A, B and C to that Convention.
The position to be…

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Decision 2015/423/EU (OJ:L68/48/2015) on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention as regards the amendments of Annex 3 to the Rotterdam Convention

This Decision clarifies the position to be taken by the European Union at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade.
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Decision 2015/627/EU (OJ:L103/8/2015) on the position to be taken, on behalf of the EU, at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposals for amendments to Annexes A, B and C

This Decision clarifies the position to be taken, on behalf of the EU, at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as regards the proposals for amendments to Annexes A, B and C to that Convention.
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Regulation (EU) 628/2015 (OJ:L104/2/2015) amending Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards lead and its compounds

This Regulation amends Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regarding lead and its compounds.
The amendment places a threshold on the concentration of lead allowed in certain articles and gives exceptions to that limit for some articles.
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