Asbestos has been found at a swimming pool being operated by Belfast City Council. Contractors found asbestos during the pool, said a spokesman of Belfast City Council. He was of the view that asbestos was found in an area, which was inaccessible to public, so there was a minimal risk to people.
The pool will remain closed for weeks, as the substance is being removed from the pool. Air-tests are being carried out, so that safety of people can be ensured. Spokesman was of the view, "Air samples taken today show that it is safe to continue to use other parts of the leisure centre. All facilities other than the pool will remain open".
In order to provide maximum support to people in the case, the council officials have asked people that they can contact them at Environmental Health Service. All their concerns will be addressed at the same time and they can even call at their helpline number, affirmed the spokesman.
Though it has been said that pool will remain closed for weeks, it has been made clear by the officials that until the time they get completely satisfied, the pool will remain closed. However, other parts of the area will remain open for regular business conduct.