Contaminated Cooling Tower at Co-op City May Be Linked to Bronx Legionnaires' Disease Spike: Officials

January 14, 2015 3:35 AM

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Hundreds of residents in Co-op City gathered for a meeting with the city Health Department Tuesday after officials said a contaminated cooling tower there may be linked to 75 percent of the dozen cases of Legionnaires' disease that have stricken Bronx residents since December.

Ronald Hines said his son was one of the 12 people who contracted the potentially deadly form of pneumonia that's spread through the air.

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