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Benicia, California

Asbestos Exposure in Benicia, CA

Benicia, incorporated in 1850, is a waterfront city in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Benicia's approximately 28,000 residents enjoy a city rich with history and the charms of small town life. In addition to neighborhoods of older homes and housing developments, the city offers an industrial park, home to the Valero Oil refinery, a state recreation area, and a shopping district on historic First Street. The Benicia Arsenal's Civil War-era buildings house a historical museum and artist's lofts.

Benicia was founded in 1847 by Lieutenant Robert Semple and Thomas O. Larkin on land deeded to them by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. By year's end, the town had 15 buildings, a wharf, a hotel, and a store. In 1850, Benicia's first significant industry arrived as the Pacific Mail and Steamship Company established wharves and shops there. The city’s high number of schools, including a seminary and a convent school , earned it the nickname "the Athens of California”. The influence of these schools, some of which operated into the 20th century, contributed to the town's reputation for culture and a civilized atmosphere. In the 1860's, the original Mexican land grants were invalidated, prompting a fresh influx of settlers and entrepreneurs. New businesses included a cement plant, a cannery, and the Brown & McKay Tanners. The Benicia Water Company formed in 1879, partly to meet the tannery's high demand for water. In the 1960s, two events had a lasting impact on Benicia's economy. The Benicia Arsenal, then a United States Army armory and a major employer, closed, causing some loss of revenue until the Humble Oil refinery opened in 1969. Around the same time, the Benicia-Martinez Bridge was completed, linking Benicia to San Francisco and Oakland. Benicia transitioned from a blue-collar industrial town to a white-collar commuter suburb, and the population increased steadily from 1970 to 1995.

In the 20th century, Benicia has seen much industrial and construction activity, making asbestos exposure, and asbestos-related diseases, an ongoing concern. Mesothelioma physicians in and around Benicia are listed at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in Benicia, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Benicia

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

  • Arthur H Shooter, Inc.
  • Benicia Arsenal
  • Benicia High School
  • Benicia Industrial
  • Benicia Junior High School
  • Benicia Shopping Center
  • Benicia Water Treatment Plant
  • C & H Sugar
  • Coast Guard Mess Hall - Building 9
  • Exxon
  • Exxon Company, U.S.A.
  • Exxon Refinery
  • General Industrial Insulation
  • Humble Oil
  • Humble Oil - Blending Analyzer
  • Humble Oil - Tank Insulation
  • Humble Oil - Thermon
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • Kullman Salz and Company
  • Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
  • Solano Electric Light and Gas Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
  • Thomas Construction Company
  • Toyota Wash System - Benicia Industrial Park
  • Yuba Consolidated Industries

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Benicia, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Benicia, 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: 27.3 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 27.2 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 46.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Benicia, California

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

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

Distance: 27.2 miles

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

Distance: 27.2 miles

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 46.4 miles

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 64.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Benicia, 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.

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