Anniston, Alabama

Anniston was founded in July 3, 1883 and has an estimated population of 24,000. The town sits in a beautiful valley of the Appalachian foothills, and is known for its bountiful recreational activities including golf and biking trails. Anniston was named the “All American City” in 1978.

During the 1870s, iron and steel manufacturing was booming in Anniston. In 1873, the Woodstock Iron Company was founded and by 1887, it was reorganized to include the Anniston Pipe Works. In the 1880s, cotton textiles started to fuel the economy of Anniston. Then in 1917, the military established Fort McClellan during the beginning of World War I. The US Army trained here heavily up until 1999 when it was closed. In 2003, The Anniston Army Depot began destroying stock piles of chemical weapons, including nerve agents.

In 2002, an investigation exposed Anniston as one of the most toxic cities in the country. The Monsanto Chemical Company was one of the sources of this toxic exposure. Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) was produced at Monsanto Chemical Company from 1929 to 1971. Anniston residents filed class action suits against Monsanto Chemical Company for knowingly dumping PCBs into the local water supply. This site, along with others in Anniston, like the Anniston Army Depot, Redstone Arsenal and others have been pinpointed for having asbestos products on-site. Asbestos exposure could cause asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma. Mesothelioma doctors in and around Anniston are listed at the bottom of this page.

Jobsites in Anniston where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Anniston, Alabama have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

  • Adelaide Mills
  • Alabama Pipe Division
  • American Net and Twine Company
  • Anniston Army Depot
  • Anniston Cordage Company
  • Anniston Electric and Gas Company
  • Anniston Foundry Company
  • Anniston Manufacturing Company
  • Anniston Ordinance Depot
  • Anniston Soil & Foundry
  • Home Ice Company
  • Illinois Car Equipment Company
  • Kilby Locomotive and Machine Works
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Redstone Arsenal
  • Tornado Supply Company
  • Us Pipe & Foundry Company
  • Woodstock Iron Works Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Anniston, Alabama

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Anniston, Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

1365-C Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 85.4 miles

1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 89.0 miles

1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 58.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Anniston, Alabama

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Anniston, Alabama. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations.

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 58.4 miles

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 85.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Alabama

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, fill out the form below for immediate help.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


February 03, 2016
Emily Walsh

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