ACM Abatement

As most of us in the pipeline industry know, many years ago asbestos containing material (ACM) was utilized in conjunction with coal tar enamel as a coating to insulate pipe while it sat underground. Later we found that asbestos was linked to Mesothelioma (asbestosis), a cancer in the lungs. In 1989 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use of ACM and issued regulations to phase it out all together.