ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2018-10-17  |  UPDATED: 2018/10/4 - 12:57:54 FA | AR | EN
Iran will slap US in face by defeating sanctions: Ayatollah Khamenei             ONSC Reacts on Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan            Khalilzad Leads Delegation to Afghanistan and Pakistan             How IS US Milking Saudi Arabia?            Iraqi Politics Back On Track as President Elected             MoFA Fears Of US-Russia ĎConfrontationí In Afghanistan            CE Abdullah leaves Indonesia on a two-day official visit             Woman knifed in north London amid surge in stabbings             Political Movement Unveils Thousands Of Fake ID Cards            Ghani Has Not Delivered On His Campaign Promises: Critics             US ready to boost lethal arms supplies to Ukraine: Envoy             Moscow denies Hollandeís claim that Putin threatened to Ďcrushí Ukraine troops            US military blocks proposed railway connecting North, South Korea            Ghani Meets British Defense Minister            Russia tells US not to go for another Ďunlawfulí aggression against Syria            

DATE PUBLISHED: 2017/10/4 - 10:37:55
VISIT: 672
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics
 Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted by E. Coli: Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and fecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon.

Organizers have vowed to improve the water quality to ensure the safety of athletes, including through installing underwater screens at Odaiba Marine Park to limit the amount of fecal coliform bacteria flowing from offshore during rainy periods.

They also said they would consider amending event dates and times during the Games in response to weather conditions.

"We will take the best possible measures to make sure that the venue satisfies all relevant standards of international federations and that athletes can perform at their best feeling very safe," Koji Murofushi, Tokyo 2020 sports director, told a news conference.

Tests carried out during 26 days between July and September showed that water quality standards set by the international federations were met on only 10 days for marathon swimming and just six days for triathlon.

For example, the quantity of fecal coliforms tested on one day as high as 7,200 per 100 milliliters, well above the limit of 1,000 per 100 ml agreed by the International Swimming Federation.

Meanwhile, escherichia coli (E. Coli) tested as high as 5,300 per 100 ml, compared with the International Triathlon Unionís ceiling of 250 per 100 ml, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) said in a statement.

Fecal coliforms come from human and animal waste and a large amount could indicate illness-causing bacteria is also present, while some strains of E. Coli can cause diarrhea or illness.

Tokyo officials laid much of the blame on a near-record 21 straight days of rain in August, saying the water quality at Odaiba varies significantly depending on the weather, and expressed confidence they could control the situation.

Still, they acknowledged the water quality already needed to be improved around Odaiba Marine Park, which is in a popular tourist district on Tokyo Bay.

From 2010 to 2012 they experimented using underwater screens, which they said were effective in reducing fecal coliforms, although the screens were not tested for effectiveness against other bacteria and are no longer in use.

"The experiment was completed in three years and based upon those results the TMG is considering what measures to take," said Kazuyuki Suzuki, a senior 2020 Games division director at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, when asked why the screens had not been used for the past five years.

Tokyo officials also said they were working to increase the storage capacity of a Tokyo Bay sewage treatment facility.

 

LINK: http://ansarpress.com/english/9028


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

18th Asian Games in Pictures


La Liga: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves/ video


Argentina calls off soccer friendly against Israel under pressure from campaigners


Afghanistan Gear Up for Bangladesh T20I Series


The Rapid Rise Of Mujeeb Zadran


Afghanistan Thrash West Indies to Claim World Cup Qualifier Title


Champions League Quarter-Final Matchups By The Numbers


Afghanistan to battle West Indies in Super Six stage of WCQ tomorrow


Abdul Azim Badakhshi Ė Another rising star in MMA sports in Afghanistan


Mr Afghanistan Wins Gold At World Amateur Championships





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED







POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

US Navy planning global show of force against China

Iran will slap US in face by defeating sanctions: Ayatollah Khamenei

ONSC Reacts on Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan

Khalilzad Leads Delegation to Afghanistan and Pakistan

How IS US Milking Saudi Arabia?

Iraqi Politics Back On Track as President Elected

MoFA Fears Of US-Russia ĎConfrontationí In Afghanistan

CE Abdullah leaves Indonesia on a two-day official visit

Woman knifed in north London amid surge in stabbings

Political Movement Unveils Thousands Of Fake ID Cards

Ghani Has Not Delivered On His Campaign Promises: Critics

US ready to boost lethal arms supplies to Ukraine: Envoy

Moscow denies Hollandeís claim that Putin threatened to Ďcrushí Ukraine troops

US military blocks proposed railway connecting North, South Korea

Ghani Meets British Defense Minister

Russia tells US not to go for another Ďunlawfulí aggression against Syria

Israel controls UK politiciansí speech: Corbyn

UK food prices rise as no Brexit deal reached

Day of Wilayah

Ghadir Khumm And The Orientalists

Eid al-Ghadir and a Pious Leadership

Distorting the Sacred Event Of Ghadeer

China hits back at Trump for íirresponsibleí comments about Korean Peninsula

Ghani Calls For Entire Security Cabinet To Step Down

Demise of the former chairman of Kabul Bank Ďmysteriousí, claims Noor

Daesh Ideology Takes Root in Afghanistan: U.S. Ambassador to UN

IEC Offices in Kabul Reopened After About Two Weeks Delay

Afghan Ambassador to U.S. appointed as new NSA to replace Hanif Atmar

Farnoodís Burial Delayed As Family Awaits Autopsy Results

No War No Talks with US: Iran Leader

HAJJ AT-TAMATTU

WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HALAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM?

HAJJ-DAY-BY-DAY

SHIA AND IMAMATE

US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement

Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction

íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí

18th Asian Games in Pictures

US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid


MEDICAL NEWS








ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š