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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Georgia

Georgia

Asbestos is a serious problem in Georgia not only because of asbestos industries, but also due to geology; the state contains numerous naturally-occurring asbestos deposits. Although the geologic processes that cause the formation of asbestiform minerals are common to all mountain ranges, the Appalachian Range is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world; therefore, erosion over hundreds of millions of years has brought more asbestos closer to the surface. Most of these are in the northwestern part of the state, and run in a southeast line through the Atlanta area and ending around Westpoint Lake. Maps from the U.S. Geologic Survey also show an ”outlier” deposit near Milledgeville, about 50 miles northeast of Macon. If you believe you may have been at exposed to asbestos, you should seek medical attention from any of the qualified mesothelioma cancer centers in Georgia.

Industrial Asbestos Exposure in Georgia

Industrial exposure in Georgia was most likely at one of the numerous power generation facilities located throughout the state. It is also present in many of the state's older buildings, including the home of the Atlanta Journal. Georgia-Pacific, which is based in Atlanta, used large amounts of asbestos-containing materials in its paper and pulp mills located throughout the nation; much of this was contained in the “drying felts” that are used in paper manufacture. (Because the company has been the target of so much litigation, Georgia-Pacific has established a $665 million trust fund with a mesothelioma lawyer from which to pay claims; this is supposed to cover such liabilities through 2012.)

In addition, there are military bases (including Fort Benning) at which asbestos was used in numerous applications.

Mesothelioma Statistics in Georgia

During the last two decades of the 20th Century, 538 Georgians died from asbestos cancer; nearly 60% of these were from mesothelioma. Most of these casualties were in the more urbanized areas of the state; such deaths were rare in rural counties.

Asbestos Exposure in Georgia Cities

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Georgia where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Georgia, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Georgia Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer).

Attapulgus

  • Minerals & Chemical Corporation of America
  • Phillip Corp

Baxley

  • Edwin Hatch Nuclear Plant
  • Filtered Rosin Products Inc.
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Hatch Power Plant

Calhoun

  • Artizans, Inc.
  • Dixie Belle Mills Inc.
  • Echeta Cotton Mills
  • Synthetic Latex Bulk Storage Plant, Goodyear Tire Plant
  • Venture Carpets

Cedar Springs

  • Cedar Springs Paper Mill
  • Chattahoochee Plywood
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Great Northern Paper Company
  • Great Southern Land & Paper Company

Cedartown

  • Cedartown Cotton Manufacturing Company
  • Cherokee Iron Works
  • Paragon Mills
  • United States Finishing Company

Chamblee

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Chesterfield Apt. Complex
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Foote & Davies
  • Frito-Lay, Incorporated
  • Georgia Retardation Center
  • HW Lay and Company
  • Moreland Chemical Company
  • Mundet Cork Company
  • U.S. Gypsum
  • United States Naval Reserve Aviation Base

Decatur

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Chemstrand
  • Decatur Federal Savings & Loan
  • Decatur Hospital
  • Decatur Senior Citizens
  • Dekalb General Hospital
  • George Walker Plumbing
  • Kraft Foods, Incorporated
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • VA Hospital
  • Worthington Corporation

Doraville

  • Foote & Davies
  • General Motors
  • Guthrie Machine Works Inc
  • L B Foster Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing Company
  • St. Regis
  • Western Electric

Douglas

  • Coffee County Creamery
  • Coffee County General Hospital
  • Filtered Rosin Products
  • Georgia Railroad Shops
  • South Georgia College

Douglasville

  • Young Refining

Dublin

  • Big Apple Supermarket
  • Dublin Woolen Mills
  • Georgia Plywood Corporation
  • J. P. Stevens & Company
  • Mohasco Industries Inc
  • Southeast Paper Manufacturing Company
  • US Naval Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Center
  • West Point Stevens
  • Willis & Eubanks Company

East Point

  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Beers Construction Company
  • Delow Apartment Building
  • East Point Lumber Company
  • International Paper
  • National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • PPG Industries
  • Southern Bell
  • State Linen Service
  • W.C. Meredith Company

Forest Park

  • Atlanta Army Depot
  • Casco Mechanical Contractors
  • Georgia State Highway Department
  • Knox Glass Plant

Fort Benning

  • Carpenters Plumbing Company
  • Fort Benning Powerhouse
  • Kelley Hill Barracks
  • U.S. War Department
  • United States Army Corps of Engr's

Gainesville

  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Chicopee Manufacturing Company
  • Coronet Industries
  • Fort Stewart
  • Gainesville Cotton Mills
  • Hawkins Plumbing, Inc.
  • Owen-Osborn Plant
  • Pacolet Manufacturing Company
  • Parkaire Mall
  • Swift & Company
  • William Wrigley Jr. Plant

Hapeville

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Carling Brewing Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hapeville Team Track
  • Municipal Airport
  • National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company

Harllee

  • Georgia Power Company
  • Georgia Power Plant

Jesup

  • ITT Rayonier, Inc.
  • Jesup Pulp Mill

Juliette

  • Scherer Power Plant

LaGrange

  • American Service Company
  • Callaway Mills
  • Deering Milliken, Inc.
  • LaGrange Packing Company
  • Milliken and Company
  • Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • T C. Crenshaw
  • Troup Ice Company

McManus

  • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Georgia Power Company

Moultrie

  • Gold Kist Peanut Growers
  • Moultrie Manufacturing Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Tucker Aluminum Products

Newnan

  • Bonnell William L Company
  • Bonnell Williams & Company Inc
  • Georgia Kraft Company
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Johnson Hardware Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas
  • Plant Arkwright
  • Plant Yates Powerhouse

Norcross

  • Economy Mechanical Industrial
  • Rock City Corrugated, Incorporated
  • Western Electric Company, Inc.

Rabun Gap

  • Burlington Industries, Inc.
  • Rabun Apparel, Inc.
  • Rabun Mills Div
  • Sanitary Plumbing & Heating Company

Riceboro

  • Interstate Container Company
  • Interstate Paper Corporation
  • Riceboro Paper Mill
  • T.J.K. Corporation

Rockmart

  • Engineered Fabrics
  • Goodyear Clearwater Mills
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing. Company
  • Southern States Portland Cement Company

Saint Marys

  • Durango Georgia Paper
  • Gilman Paper
  • Gilman Paper Company

Sandersville

  • American Industrial Clays Company
  • Burgess Pigment Company
  • Champion Paper & Fibre Company
  • Cyprus Industrial Minerals
  • Thiele Kaolin Company

Swainsboro

  • Swainsboro Printing & Finishing Company
  • Swainsboro Supply Company

Thomaston

  • B.F. Goodrich
  • Bleachery Div
  • Thomaston Bleachery
  • Thomaston Cotton Mills
  • Thomaston Mills

Thomasville

  • Arnold Brick Company
  • Davco Division Water & Waste Manufacturing Company
  • Indust Equipment Company of Thomasville
  • Industrial Boiler Company Inc
  • V.A. Domiciliary
  • Water and Light Department

Tifton

  • American Woolen Company, Inc.
  • Builders Supply Company
  • J I Newton
  • JP Stevens
  • Knit-Tex Corporation
  • South Georgia Ice Company
  • Texture Tex
  • Tifton Aluminum
  • Tifton Cotton Mills

Toccoa

  • Coats & Clark, Inc.
  • John's Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Inc.
  • Toccoa Cotton Mills
  • Toccoa Foundry

Tucker

  • Alcan Cable Company
  • American Mineral Spirits
  • Basf Wyandottte
  • Central Cable
  • Hormel Company
  • Sears Fashion Pool
  • Thompson Industries

Valdosta

  • Crown Cotton Mills
  • Georgia State Women's College
  • Langdale Company
  • National Container Corporation
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Sargent Builders Specialties
  • Southern Cotton Oil Company
  • Southern Team Track
  • Texture Tex Plant

Warner Robins

  • Robins Air Force Base
  • Turner Murphy Company
  • Warner Robins Air Force Base

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Georgia. 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.


1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341


1365-C Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Mesothelioma Doctors in Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of top mesothelioma doctors located in Georgia. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Georgia

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Georgia, 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 should be eligible for financial assistance.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Georgia

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at mesothelioma.com

Asbestos Removal and Debris Cleanup Starts at Barwick Mills

Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Dunbar, Fred. "Asbestos Bill Buoys Atlanta-Based Building Products Manufacturer." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 27 June 2003.

Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. "Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/usamap.pdf (accessed 23 August 2010).

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