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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:46pm

Atlanta Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Atlanta City Council has approved legislation requiring carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all public buildings.

At-Large Councilmember Michael Julian Bond says the legislation is intended to protect the city's children.

The vote comes just over two months after a carbon monoxide leak at Finch Elementary School left 44 students and 10 adults hospitalized.

On Jan. 29, the Atlanta Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to install carbon monoxide detectors in all public buildings.

The law requires carbon monoxide detectors to be installed by July 1.