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San Pedro, California

Asbestos Exposure in San Pedro, CA

San Pedro is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. Located on San Pedro Bay, San Pedro has an estimated population of about 78,400 and is home to the Port of Los Angeles, the United States' busiest containership port. First settled by the Spanish in 1769, San Pedro was annexed to San Francisco in 1909. Today, San Pedro is a popular location for movie and television filming, making use of its historical buildings as well as its busy waterfront.

San Pedro established a commercial fishing industry early, and its first sardine cannery opened in 1893. Demand for canned seafood, including tuna and mackerel, grew and in 1917, the French Sardine Company was founded. By 1946, San Pedro's Fish Harbor was the world's premier tuna canning region. Active canneries included Van Camp Sea Food Company, Pan Pacific Sea Food, and California Marine Curing & Packing. In 1952, French Sardine became Star-Kist. The Star-Kist plant was the first of the big canneries to close, in 1984. During the early 20th century, San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles became a major oil transport center. Union Oil Company (now Unocal) built an oil pipeline from its wells in Orange county to its new terminal in San Pedro. The California Petroleum Company built a terminal in 1923 which is currently operated by GATX. Other oil terminals at the port have included Shell Oil, Standard Oil of California (Chevron) and several smaller refiners. Easy access to oil played a role in the Navy selecting San Pedro Bay to house part of its Pacific Fleet from 1919-1940. The Port began receiving containers in 1959 and by 1985 had reached one million containers per year.

San Pedro's history of heavy industry and construction place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in San Pedro.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Pedro

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

  • American Minerals Company
  • American Trona Corporation
  • Ameron Company
  • Associated Oil
  • Bates Marine Line
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Cabrillo Avenue School
  • California Packing Company
  • California Shipyard
  • Camp Ross
  • Chevron Shipping
  • E. K. Wood Lumber Company
  • French Sardine Company
  • General Motors
  • General Petroleum Company
  • Hudson Water Ways
  • Japan Mail
  • Kaiser Shipyard
  • Los Angeles Compress and Warehouse Company
  • Los Angeles Cotton Press
  • Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power
  • Los Angeles Harbor Department
  • Mc Guire Terminal Company
  • Mormaccape
  • Mormacglen
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Pacific Maritime Association
  • Philip R. Park Inc
  • Philippine Mail
  • Pier 85
  • San Pedro Boat Works
  • San Pedro City Of
  • San Pedro Dry Kiln Company
  • San Pedro Lumber Company
  • San Pedro Pennisula Hospital
  • Sea-Land Services
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Southwestern Shipbuilding Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Standard Steel Corporation
  • Thermal Refractories Company
  • Todd San Pedro
  • Todd Shipyard Corp
  • Union Oil Company
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Union Oil Refinery - San Pedro
  • Union Oil Supertanker Terminal
  • Us Borax
  • Us Pipe Manufacturing Company
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge
  • W.R. Grace & Company
  • Warner Bros. Theatre
  • Washington Mail
  • Western Pipe & Steel
  • Zapata Product Transport

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near San Pedro, California

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


1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 21.7 miles


8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 23.3 miles


Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 24.5 miles


1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 33.4 miles


10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 85.1 miles


10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 85.1 miles


Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 86.4 miles


St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 23.4 miles


Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 23.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Pedro, California

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

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 23.9 miles

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 26.7 miles

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner
University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 86.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Pedro, 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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