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Savannah, Georgia

Asbestos Exposure in Savannah, GA

Established in 1733, Savannah is the largest city in Chatham County and the largest port in the state of Georgia. The Port of Savannah, situated on the banks of the Savannah River near the route of the Intracoastal Waterway, propelled the city towards economic growth and community development during its first two centuries. Savannah’s downtown area is arranged into twenty-two park-like squares and is best known for the beauty of the stately oak trees draped with Spanish moss.
Agriculture initially fueled Savannah’s economy with early export commodities such as silk, indigo and cotton. Diversification in Savannah’s economy arrived in the early 20th century as heavy industry and manufacturing came into the region. In 1935, Union Camp Paper Company opened a mill upriver from the historic center of the city and within twelve years launched six paper machines, two bag plants and a box plant. Other paper companies based in Savannah include Brunswick Pulp and Paper, Gilman Paper Company, International Paper and West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.

Savannah Shipyard developed a new shipyard on the city’s eastern region. However, it was taken over in 1942 by the United States Maritime Commission and assigned to Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation. Eighty-eight Liberty ships were built out of this shipyard at an average cost of just over $2 million each.

Asbestos exposure in Savannah has been a recurring problem for years as a result of the area’s significant manufacturing and shipbuilding background where use of asbestos containing products was widespread. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Savannah, you may be at risk to develop mesothelioma cancer. This asbestos-related cancer affects over 3,000 people every year in the United States.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Savannah

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

  • A F Reese Company
  • Acands, Inc.
  • Addie Bagley Daniels
  • Airport Restaurant
  • Aladdin-Stevens Insulators Incorporated
  • Alec Temple
  • Alexander R Shepherd
  • Am Agricultural & Chem
  • Amer Cyanamid
  • American Agricultural Chemical
  • American Cyanamid Company
  • American Oil Company
  • Amoco
  • Andrew Pickens
  • Atlantic Creosating Company
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Ben Robertson
  • Bradley Plywood Company
  • Brunswick Pulp and Paper
  • Button Gwinnett
  • Carr Biscuit Company
  • Casimir Pulaski
  • Central Georgia Railroad Yard
  • Chatham Correctional Institute
  • Chemical Construction Company
  • Colonial Oil Industries Inc.
  • Continental Can Company
  • Craft Decorators Shop
  • Diamond Manufaturing Company
  • Duke Siding
  • E I Dupont De Nemours
  • Electric Power
  • First Federal Savings & Loan
  • Flintkote Corp
  • GAF
  • Georgia Ice Company
  • Georgia Pacific Corp
  • Georgia Pacific Plywood Company
  • Georgia State Bank
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Gilman Paper Company
  • Globe Dredging Company
  • Great Dane
  • Greenbar Dial
  • Grinnell Corporation
  • Hamlin Garland
  • Hartsville Turbine
  • Hoke Smith
  • Hunter Air Force Base
  • Hunter Army Airfield
  • Hunt-Wesson Foods, Incorporated
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • International Container Corporation
  • International Paper
  • Jewish Educational Alliance
  • Johns-Manville
  • Johns-Manville Products Corporation
  • Kaiser Agricultural Chemical
  • Kress & Sav. Sugar Ref.
  • Langdon Cheves
  • Lindsay & Morgan Company
  • Linoleum & Shade Shop
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Mexican Petroleum Company of Georgia
  • Mexican Petroleum Company of Louisiana Inc
  • Mingledorff Shipyard
  • Moina Mitchell
  • National Gypsum
  • National Linen Service
  • National Rosin Oil and Size Company
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Parris Island Job
  • Regional Mental Health Center
  • Reynolds and Manley Lumber Company
  • Riverside Power Station
  • Ruberoid Company
  • Rudolph Kauffman
  • Rust Engineering Corporation
  • Savanna Gas Company
  • Savannah Civic Center
  • Savannah Country Day School
  • Savannah Creosoting Company
  • Savannah Electric & Power Company
  • Savannah Gas Company
  • Savannah Lighting Company
  • Savannah Lumber Company
  • Savannah Machine & Foundry
  • Savannah Marine & Shipyard
  • Savannah Memorial Hospital
  • Savannah Mill
  • Savannah Plant Site
  • Savannah Power Company
  • Savannah River Nuclear Project
  • Savannah Shipyard
  • Savannah State College
  • Savannah Street Railway Company
  • Savannah Sugar Refining Corporation
  • Simons Refractories Company
  • Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Southern Cotton Oil Company
  • Southern Marine Supply Company Inc
  • Southern Nitrogen Company
  • Southern Paperboard Company
  • Southern Rr Warehouse
  • Southern States Phosphate
  • Southwestern Cotton Oil Company
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • State Teachers College
  • Stored Products Insects Research Lab
  • Synagogue
  • Thomas Wolfe
  • Tibet Ave Elementary School
  • Trade School
  • Travis Field Hq Building
  • Union Bag & Paper Company
  • Union Camp Paper Company
  • Venezuela American Petrochemical Corporation
  • Wesson Refinery
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Savannah, Georgia

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

Dr. Alice Boylan
Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room 807B3
Charleston, SC 29425

Distance: 84.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Savannah, 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 are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Georgia

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