Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a Project Summary for the Alternative Asbestos Control Method. In this draft report, alternatives for the demolition process for buildings containing asbestos are evaluated. Two years ago, scientists and engineers from EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory and the Dallas regional office compared the current process of demolishing a dilapidated, asbestos-containing structure with a new method called the Alternative Asbestos Control Method (AACM).
The pilot cleanup project was successfully completed in May 2006 at a secure location at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. The location offered scientific side-by-side testing of the current asbestos removal procedures and the Alternative Asbestos Control Method (AACM).
Last month, EPA’s Office of Research and Development released for public and peer review a 205-page draft report titled “Comparison of the Alternative Asbestos Control Method and the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants Method for Asbestos-Containing Buildings”.
Preliminary findings show the AACM procedures to be protective for clean up of many asbestos-containing buildings.
Read the Project Summary for the Alternative Asbestos Control Method Demonstration Project #1 at Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
According to NYNjMesothelioma.com, in the United States, asbestos is the only confirmed cause of mesothelioma. Read more about asbestos exposure.