The Tokyo Metropolitan Government have announced they will take urgent measures against the asbestos found at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, the water polo venue for next year’s Olympic Games.
The material was found in fire resistant coating on a pillar supporting the roof of the building, as reported by Kyodo News.
It had been discovered in 2017, but it was decided that no immediate measures were necessary at the time based on the material’s location and condition.
Following renovation works on the building the Government have since reviewed the assessment and announced asbestos containment measures.
They revealed that the area is not sealed off from its surroundings and the structure of the building allows for air within the section in question to circulate over the spectator seats.
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