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Anchorage, Alaska

Asbestos Exposure in Anchorage, AK

Anchorage is located in south central Alaska and it is the largest city in Alaska. Anchorage has over 260,000 residents which composes more than 40 percent of the state's total population. It was incorporated on November 23,1920 and attained statehood in 1959. Anchorage is beautifully located among six mountain ranges. In 1956, 1965, 1984, 1985 and 2002, Anchorage has been named an All-America City by the National Civic League.

In 1914, Anchorage was chosen as the site for the Alaska Railroad, which was built from 1915 to 1923. The city's economy during the 1920s was centered around the railroad. Between the 1930s and the 1950s, Anchorage experienced growth in air transportation and the military. Merrill Field opened in 1930, and Anchorage International Airport opened in 1951 making Anchorage a primary connection for transpolar air traffic between Europe and Asia. Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson were constructed in the 1940s which created a military defense complex. On March 27, 1964, Anchorage was hit by the magnitude 9.2 Earthquake, which killed 115 Alaskans and caused $1.8 billion in damages. This was the second largest earthquake in the world. During the 1960s Anchorage focused on rebuilding after the earthquake. In 1968, oil was discovered in Prudhoe Bay, and the resulting oil boom spurred further growth in Anchorage. This oil discovery and pipeline construction boosted the economy. The 1980s was a time of economic growth thanks to the oil industry.

Power generation is one of the highest-risk occupations for asbestos exposure in Anchorage. Anchorage is home to 4 major power stations: Aurora Power, Beluga Power Station, Chugach Power Plant and Elmondorf Air Force Base - Powerhouse. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Anchorage, you may be at risk to developing mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Anchorage

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Anchorage where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Alaska Native Service Hospital
  • Alaska Pump & Supply, Inc.
  • Alaskan Pipeline
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Amoco Production Company
  • Anchorage International Airport
  • Anchorage Sewer Utility Board
  • Anchorage Terminal - Phase I
  • Aquatrain Team Track Siding
  • Aurora Power
  • Beluga Power Station
  • Bernice Lake Plant
  • Bernice Lake Power Station
  • C.R. Lewis
  • Campbell Creek Pump Station
  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Chester Creek Pump Station
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • Chugach Power Plant
  • Dock - Fire Lane
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base
  • Elmondorf Air Force Base - Powerhouse
  • Fort Richardson
  • Fort Richardson - Steam Distribution System Fy-73
  • G A A B Sewage Plant
  • General Classroom
  • Industrial Air Products
  • Industrial Air Products - Lox Facility
  • Knik Arm Power Plant
  • Liquid Air Incorporated
  • Northern Roofing & Siding
  • Pan American Oil
  • R L Lawler Inc
  • Ryan & Haworth - Steam & Condensation Lines
  • Standard Oil
  • Standard Oil - Asphalt Plant
  • Standard Oil - Sodium Pipe Line
  • Union Oil - Asphalt Plant - Ocean Dock Road
  • Union Oil Company
  • Union Oil Company - Asphalt Facility
  • Union Oil Company - Bulk Plant
  • Union Oil Company - Casting
  • Union Oil Company - Hot Lines
  • US Air Force, Elmendorf AFB
  • US Army, Fort Richardson
  • Well House #10
  • Westinghouse - Gas Turbine
  • Westinghouse Plant

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Anchorage, Alaska

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

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