BHP handling Nickel West Legionnaires scare

BHP is taking steps to address the detection of legionella bacteria at its Nickel West refinery at Kwinana south of Perth, Western Australia.

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BHP is dealing with legionella bacteria at its Nickel West refinery.

Inhaling the legionella bacteria can lead to a person contracting Legionnaires disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia.

The disease is often spread through water mist.