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Richmond, California

Richmond, a city in western Contra Costa County, is located in the East Bay, which is part of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Home to a population over 103,000, Richmond is a residential inner suburb of San Francisco, as well as the site of heavy industry, which has been shifting towards a service and commercial economy since the 1970s. Chevron USA has a major oil refinery in the city, with a storage capacity of 15 million barrels. In addition to Chevron, the Social Security Administration and Kaiser Permanente's Richmond Medical Center Hospital are among Richmond’s largest employers.

Since its incorporation in 1905, many industries have been located in Richmond, including a dynamite and gunpowder works (Giant Powder Company, now the site of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline), one of the world's largest wineries (Winehaven), automobile manufacturing (Ford Motor Company), and shipbuilding. Richmond Shipyards, operated by Permanente Metals and part of the Kaiser Shipyards, were responsible for constructing more ships during World War II than any other shipyard in the country. The former Richmond Shipyards were transformed starting in the late 1980s into a multiunit residential area, Marina Bay. Starting in the early 2000s, Richmond initiated an aggressive redevelopment effort spurring exurban tract housing, condominiums, townhomes, and terraced hillside subdivisions. The city’s major activity now is as a seaport. Port Richmond, constructed in the 1980s approximately thirty years after the World War II-era Kaiser Shipyards were decommissioned, is a major shipping terminal. In 1993, 26 million tons of goods shipped through Port Richmond, mostly oil and petroleum products. The port continues to be a major entry point for vehicles from Asia.

Richmond’s history of shipbuilding and heavy industry makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma cancer, an ongoing concern for workers. Mesothelioma information, including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Richmond are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Richmond who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Large Jobsites in Richmond where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following large job sites in Richmond where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below. Click on them to get more detailed information.

Other Jobsites in Richmond where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

These additional jobsites in Richmond, California 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.

  • A. T. and S. F. Railway Company
  • Air Reduction Plant
  • Allied Chemical Corp
  • Alpha Olein Control House
  • American Standard, Inc.
  • Arabian American Oil Company
  • Associated Insulation
  • Associated Insulation of California
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
  • Atlas Foundry & Manufacturing Company
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Boiler Drum
  • Bonanza Store - Mac Donald & San Pablo Avenues
  • C.W. Roen Construction Company
  • California Canners & Growers
  • California Ceramics
  • California Chemical Company
  • California Peanut
  • California Research
  • California Wine Association
  • Certainteed
  • Chevron Chemical Company
  • Chevron Refinery/ Standard Refinery
  • Chevron Research and Technology
  • Child Care Center - 8Th Street
  • Citadel Victory
  • Clearwater Victory
  • Colorado Springs Victory
  • Crescent Park Child Center
  • Devil's Lake Victory
  • Donner H.S.
  • Downer School
  • Duncanson & Harrelson
  • East Bay Frass Foundry
  • Felice and Perrelli Canning
  • Filice & Perelli Canning
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fort Churchill Spur
  • G H Corliss
  • General American Transportation Corporation
  • General Chemical
  • Grant School
  • Great Falls Victory
  • Great Western Chemical Corp
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Kaiser Steel
  • Kawner Company
  • Koppers Company
  • Le Bouef-Dougherty Company
  • Marco Wharf
  • Mare Island
  • Moeller Instrument
  • Montgomery Wards
  • Moore Dry Dock
  • Mutual Grocery
  • Myers Drum
  • Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Nicholas Jaffe Shipyard
  • Ninomiya Nursery Inc.
  • Nopco Chemical
  • Northeastern Victory
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Owensboro Victory
  • Pacific Vegetable Oil Company
  • Parr Office Terminal
  • Par-Terminal
  • Perfection Painting
  • Permanente Metals Corp
  • Pinole Point Steel Company
  • Point Richmond Chemical Plant
  • Pure Chemical
  • Relocatorable Structures, Inc.
  • Rheem Manufacturing
  • Richmond California Shipyard
  • Richmond Health Center
  • Richmond High School
  • Richmond Police Department
  • Richmond Refinery
  • Richmond Service & Storage Facility
  • Richmond Sewage Plant
  • Richmond Shipbuilding & Permanente Metals Yard
  • Richmond Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Richmond Unified School District
  • River Construction Company
  • Safeway Warehouse
  • Santa Fe Railroad
  • Seaman Knapp
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Shell Oil
  • Shields Neighborhood Facility - 1410 Kelsey Street
  • Skaggs Payless - Dam & Willow Roads
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Texaco, Inc.
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Triple A Machine
  • U.S. Steel
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • United Grocer Warehouse
  • Western Kraft Corporation
  • Wilbur Wright
  • Willamette Iron & Steel
  • Willamette Shipyard
  • Williamette Shipyard

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Richmond, California

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Richmond, California. 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.

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 11.7 miles

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 12.1 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 37.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Richmond, California

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

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 12.1 miles

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 12.1 miles

Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 37.5 miles

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 81.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Claim in California

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, 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, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


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