An experimental asbestos removal method will begin to be used in populated areas of the United States. The method, known as the Alternative Asbestos Control Method, uses a mixture of treated water that is sprayed onto buildings. The buildings are then demolished without removing the asbestos. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is condoning the method even though many individuals have raised concerns about asbestos dust being released into the air. The EPA began testing the method in 2007 at a private facility in Arkansas.
Asbestos is composed of minerals and was heavily used in recent decades in the construction of homes, schools and government facilities among many other structures. It was found that breathing in asbestos fibers and asbestos dust can, over time, cause an incurable form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
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