Asbestos Found at Tokyo Olympics Water Polo Venue

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday it will take urgent measures after asbestos was discovered in the structure of a swimming center to be used for water polo at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The material, considered a health risk, was found in fire resistant coating used at two locations on a pillar supporting the roof of the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, which opened in 1993.

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