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Pittsburg, California

Located at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, Pittsburg is a city located in eastern Contra Costa County, California and has an estimated population of 63,200. Pittsburg has an extensive history of coal mining and industrial development since the late 1800s. USS-POSCO Industries (a joint venture between US Steel and POSCO of South Korea) and Dow Chemical Company maintain substantial plants in the city and are among Pittsburg’s largest employers. Other major employers in Pittsburg are Los Medanos College and Ramar International.

Pittsburg, originally settled in 1839, was initially called "New York Landing", thriving on fishing and canning industries. Following the discovery of coal nearby, the town became a port for coaling, and adopted the name Black Diamond in 1868. Later, in 1911, the citizens voted to change the name to Pittsburg, after the eastern birthplace of the steel industry but without the "H" for simplified spelling. The steel building industry in Pittsburg was first established by the Columbia Geneva Steel Company. Camp Stoneman, located in the area, was a major staging area for thousands of GIs who went to fight the Asiatic-Pacific operations during World War II and the Korean War. In 1954, the Camp was closed and the property was added to the city of Pittsburg for commercial and residential development. The city has enjoyed continued residential redevelopment growth near its northern boundary, as well as ongoing construction of major subdivisions in the southwest hills.

PIttsburg has a varied history of heavy industry, particularly in coal mining and steel production, as well as ongoing development and construction, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and loved ones exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Pittsburg, California and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pittsburg

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

  • Camp Stoneman
  • Carbonic Oxide Company
  • City of Pittsburg
  • Columbia Geneva Steel
  • Columbia Geneva Steel
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Crown Zellerbach
  • Dexter Corp
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • G. Philpott
  • G. Philpott
  • Good Shepard Church
  • Great Western Electrochemical Company
  • H.K. Porter Company
  • Hysol Corp (Div of Dexter Corp)
  • Johns Manville Company Inc.
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Los Medanos College
  • Los Medanos School
  • M.G.M. Construction Company
  • Mirant Corp
  • Mobay Chemical Building
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Pioneer Rubber Mills
  • Pittsburg City Hall
  • Pittsburg High School
  • Pittsburg Paper Plant
  • Pittsburg Power Plant
  • Pittsburg Steel Mill
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • Pittsburgh Steam Plant
  • Port Chicago Shipyard
  • Port of Pittsburg
  • Safeway
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shore Acres School
  • Signode Corporation
  • Social Security Building
  • Southern Energy
  • Stanley Steel Strapping
  • Stanley Steel Strapping
  • Union Carbide Corp
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United States Steel
  • Us Steel
  • USS-POSCO

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Pittsburg, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Pittsburg, 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: 31.8 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 31.3 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 42.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pittsburg, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Pittsburg, 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: 31.3 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: 31.3 miles

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

Distance: 42.5 miles

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

Distance: 62.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pittsburg, 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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