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Wilmington, California

Wilmington is a former city in Los Angeles County, California. Founded in 1858 New San Pedro, Wilmington was annexed by the City of Los Angeles in 1909, and the area now forms part of the Port of Los Angeles. Although largely industrial, Wilmington also includes residential areas, parks, and two community colleges. As part of the country's busiest container port, Wilmington is home to more than 1,600 businesses, and three major oil refineries, including Valero Corporation and Tesoro Corporation.

Wilmington’s first railroad was constructed in 1869, and its first breakwater in 1873. The Port of Los Angeles was established in 1907. Early businesses in Wilmington included machine shops, and a Chinese Laundry. Wilmington has also been used as a filming location for movies and television since the 1920s. World War II brought an industrial boom, as goods needed for the war effort were produced and shipped from the port. In 1941, Consolidated Steel Corporation built a shipyard which employed 12,000 workers at its height. The yard was closed after the war and converted to other uses. In 1953, Quaker Oats acquired Coast Fisheries, one of many seafood packing plants operating in the area. Other notable companies active in Wilmington include U.S. Borax, Inc., which processes boron from a Rio Tinto mine and operates its own shipping terminal, and ConocoPhillips Los Angeles Refinery, well-known locally for its tradition of painting a storage tank to resemble a jack-o-lantern each Halloween.

Wilmington's lengthy history of heavy industry and construction places it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be a risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Wilmington are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Wilmington, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Wilmington

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

  • Alco Steamship Company, Inc.
  • American Can Company
  • American Chemical Corporation
  • American Lumber & Treating Company
  • Arco
  • Arco Facility (Aka Atlantic Richfield, Richfield Oil)
  • Arco Oil Refinery
  • Arco Refinery
  • Associated Banning Company
  • Associated Oil (Aka Tide Water Associated Oil Company)
  • Associated Supply Company
  • Atkinston Grinding & Machine
  • Bechtel
  • Bethlehem Shipyard
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Bird & Sons Inc
  • Borax Plant
  • Burns Steamship Company
  • California Shipbuilding & Dry Dock
  • California Shipyard
  • Camp Ross
  • Carson Yard
  • Cavanaugh Machine Works
  • Champlin Oil Refinery
  • Cleveland Erectors
  • Coast Fisheries Div of The Quaker Oats Company
  • Coast Fishing Company
  • Coastal Machine Boiler Works
  • Collier Carbon & Chemical Corporation
  • Conoco Phillips Company
  • Consolidated Lumber Company
  • Consolidated Shipyard
  • Consolidated Steel Corp
  • Consolidated Steel Shipyard
  • Continental Can Company
  • Copra Oil & Meal Company
  • Copra Oil Company
  • Crosby & Overton
  • Crude Oil Beneficiation Plant
  • Equilon Enterprises Llc
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Ets-Hokin Corporation
  • Fellows & Stewart Shipyard
  • Fletcher Oil & Refining
  • Fletcher Oil Company
  • General Petroleum
  • Globe Grain & Milling Company
  • Great Lakes Carbon Corp
  • Gregory Electric Company
  • H E Rudd Construction
  • H.K. Porter Company
  • Hancock Chemical Company
  • Harbor Powerhouse
  • Harbor Steam Plant
  • Harvey Aluminum
  • J.T. Thorpe, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Refining Company
  • Los Angeles Works
  • Maritime Petroleum Company
  • Martin Ship Service Company of Wilmington
  • Martin-Marietta
  • Mobil
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Newmarket Company
  • North American Aviation Company
  • O.C. Field Gasoline Company
  • Owl Truck Construction Company
  • Pabco Products, Inc
  • Pacific Coast Borax Company
  • Pacific Coast Transport
  • Pacific Far East Lines, Inc
  • Pacific States Oil
  • Pope & Talbot
  • Purex Corporation
  • Quaker Oats
  • Ralph M Parsons Company
  • Richfield Oil Corporation
  • Richfield Oil Refinery
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rockwell Standard Corporation
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • State Marine Steamship Company
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Stouffer Chemical
  • Texaco Inc. Refinery
  • Texaco Marine
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texas Company
  • Tosco Refining California
  • Transmarine Navigation Corp
  • U. S. Borax Inc.
  • Union Oil Company
  • Union Oil Cracking Plant
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Union Pacific Oil
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United States Borax
  • Unocal/ See Union Oil
  • Vegetable Oil Products Company
  • W.R. Chamberlin & Company
  • Wallace Welding Works
  • Watson Carbon & Chemical
  • Watson Refinery
  • Western Oil & Refining Company
  • Western Pipe & Steel Shipyard
  • Western True Vapor Phase Corp
  • Wilmington Boat Works
  • Wilmington Powerhouse
  • Wilmington Refining
  • Wilmington Transportation Company
  • Wilmington Welding & Boiler Works

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Wilmington, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Wilmington, 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: 18.9 miles


8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 21.2 miles


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

Distance: 22.7 miles


1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 30.5 miles


10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 86.0 miles


10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 86.0 miles


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

Distance: 87.3 miles


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

Distance: 21.8 miles


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

Distance: 21.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Wilmington, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Wilmington, 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: 22.1 miles

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

Distance: 24.1 miles

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

Distance: 87.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Wilmington, 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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