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Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia’s second largest and second oldest city, is located on the Savannah River and is known worldwide for hosting the Masters Golf Tournament. Named after Princess Augusta of Wales, “The Garden City” became officially established in 1736. Since its founding, Augusta has developed into a center of medicine, biotechnology and military. The Medical District employs more than 25,000 people and generates over $1.8 billion for the economy.

During the Civil War era, Augusta was a leader in textile, gunpowder and paper production thanks to its location on the Georgia Railroad and Augusta Canal. The Augusta Canal played a major role in the city’s economic development; massive factories opened along the canal such as King Textiles, and waterpower from the canal generated electricity for the city. In 1927, Owen Robertson Cheatham founded the lumber company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, adding to Augusta’s diverse economic base. More new life came to the city in 1948 when the U.S. Army moved the Signal Training Center and Military Police School to Fort Gordon, a military camp that was built prior to World War II. Augusta’s economy remains prosperous in the present day. International Paper Company, John Deere, Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Company, and Savannah River Plant (a Department of Energy nuclear facility) operate facilities, headquarters or distribution centers in the city.

Asbestos exposure and related diseases like malignant mesothelioma are a problem across most cities in the United States, including Augusta. Use of asbestos containing products was common in Augusta’s manufacturing and industrial settings, especially from the 1930s through the 1970s. If you or a family member were exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk for developing an asbestos disease like mesothelioma.

Jobsites in Augusta where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Augusta, Georgia 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.

  • Abitibi Southern Corporation
  • Atlanta Gas Light Company
  • Atlantic Coast Line
  • Augusta and Aiken Railway and Electric Company
  • Augusta Newsprint
  • Augusta Railway Company
  • Avondale Mills
  • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Bibb Supply Company
  • Bill Beazley Homes
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • City of Augusta
  • Columbia Nipro Corp
  • Columbia Nitrogen Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Continental Forest Industries
  • Covil Insulation Company
  • CSX Railroad
  • DSM Chemicals North America, Inc.
  • Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hosp
  • Federal Paper Board Company/Continential Can
  • Fort Gordon
  • Fruitland Estates
  • G. D. Searle & Company
  • GA Carolina Brick & Tile
  • Georgia-Pacific Corp
  • Graniteville Company
  • Grant's Five & Dime
  • Huron Technologies
  • International Paper Company
  • J and J Corrugated Box Corp
  • J.N. Walker Lumber Company
  • John P. King Manufacturing Company
  • King Textiles
  • Macon Hospital
  • Mid South Container
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • National Linen Service
  • Nipro Inc
  • Olin Matheison Chemical Plant
  • Organics Chemical Plant
  • Piedmont Company
  • Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Richmond County
  • Riverside Mills
  • Savannah River Plant
  • Seaboard Coastline Railroad
  • Toyobo New York Inc
  • Transco Textile Industries, Ltd
  • University Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Augusta, Georgia

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

Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

Distance: 66.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Georgia

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Georgia, 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


August 30, 2016

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