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Terminal Island, California

Terminal Island is an island located in Los Angeles County, California between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor. Originally a mudflat known to the Spanish as Isla Raza de Buena Gente, and later called Rattlesnake Island, it has officially been Terminal Island since 1918. The island has a land area of 4.46 square miles, and an estimated population of 1,400. The west half of the island is part of the San Pedro area of the city of Los Angeles, while the rest is part of the city of Long Beach. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the major landowners on the island, who then lease much of their land for container terminals and bulk terminals. The island also hosts canneries, shipyards, Coast Guard facilities, and a Federal Correctional Institution.

In 1927, a civilian facility, Allen Field, was established on Terminal Island. The Naval Reserve established a training center at the field and later took complete control designated the field Naval Air Base San Pedro (also called "Reeves Field"). In 1941, the Long Beach Naval Station became located adjacent to the airfield. In 1942, the Naval Reserve Training Facility was transferred and a year later NAB San Pedro's status was downgraded to that of a Naval Air Station (NAS Terminal Island). Reeves Field as a Naval Air Station was disestablished in 1947, although the adjacent Long Beach Naval Station continued to utilize Reeves Field as an auxiliary airfield until the late 1990s.

Terminal Island, California has numerous jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing products, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and others exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer on Terminal Island, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Terminal Island

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

  • Arco Refinery
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard - Terminal Island
  • Billy Sunday
  • Bluefield Victory
  • Brand Whitlock
  • California Packing Company
  • California Shipbuilding & Dry Dock
  • California Shipyard
  • Calmo Engineering Company
  • Carlton Ellis
  • China Victory
  • Christopher L Sholes
  • Cornelius Cole
  • David R Francis
  • Drytrams Inc
  • Edward Paine
  • Edwin Abbey
  • F.A.C. Muhlenburg
  • Fellows & Stewart Inc
  • Forster Shipbuilding
  • General Petroleum
  • General Steamship Company
  • Global Bulk Transport Company
  • Granville Stuart
  • Hammond Lumber Company
  • Harbor Boat Company Shipyard
  • Honolulu Oil Company
  • Hugo Neu-Proler Corporation
  • Loveco
  • Luckenbach Steamship Company
  • Marathon Oil Company
  • Matson Navigation
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • National Metal & Steel Company
  • Naval Operating Base
  • Naval Receiving Station
  • Pier Point Landing
  • Richfield Oil
  • Shipbuilding Or Shipyards Div
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc.
  • Standard Oil Company of California
  • Star-Kist Foods, Inc
  • Starr King
  • States Marine Corporation
  • Stephen Johnson Field
  • Terminal Island Naval Shipyard
  • Terminal Island Steam Plant
  • Texaco Marine
  • Texaco Tank Farm
  • Union Oil
  • Us Coast Guard
  • Us Naval Base Public Works Dept
  • Van Camp Seafood
  • Weyerhaeuser Steamship Company
  • Wilmington Gasoline Company
  • Womens Housing Facility

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Terminal Island, 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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