Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida and is located on Amelia Island, approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville. Amelia Island can be found on the southernmost point of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast from North Carolina to Florida. Since 1562, the city has flown eight different national flags and is the only municipality in the United States to have done so, earning the city its nickname of the “Isle of 8 Flags”.
The geographic location on Amelia Island, combined with the abundance of natural forest made Fernandina Beach a popular seaport early on and attracted settlers and businesses alike. In 1939 Rayonier, also known as ITT Rayonier Paper Mill, opened their first southeast pulp mill in Fernandina Beach. The company is now a leading international forest products company and is the fifth largest private land owner in the United States. Rayonier maintains facilities in Fernandina Beach; the company’s three market segments are timber, real estate, and performance fibers. Smurfit-Stone Container is another forest products business that helped drive Fernandina Beach’s economy over the years. Smurfit-Stone’s major products include containerboard and corrugated containers, along with kraft paper, bleached paperboard and market pulp.
We have confirmed that use of asbestos containing products occurred at several Fernandina Beach jobsites. If you were exposed to asbestos in Fernandina Beach, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fernandina Beach
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Fernandina Beach where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Babcock & Wilcox Company
- Container Corp of America
- Container Corporation of America
- Digester Building
- Fernandina Pulp & Paper
- ITT Raynier Paper Mill
- Itt Rayonier Inc.
- Jefferson Smurfit
- Kraft Corporation of America
- Rainer Pulp and Paper Company
- Rayonier Inc.
- Rayonier Plant
- Smurfit-Stone Container
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fernandina Beach, Florida
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Florida, 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.
Asbestos Related News in Florida
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.
10,000 feet of piping containing asbestos will be replaced by 2017 as part of a $1.4 million Collier County Water project.