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East Alton, Illinois

Established in 1893, the village of East Alton is located approximately 20 miles northeast of St. Louis and is home to 7,000 residents. East Alton’s proximity to St. Louis places it in the Greater Metropolitan area, thus the attractions and facilities of big-city life are available to village residents. The largest employers in East Alton are Olin Corporation and Alton Memorial Hospital.

Two decades after its founding, East Alton’s first noteworthy manufacturing industry was conceived. Franklin Olin founded the Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Olin began as an ammunition company but has since broken new ground in the research, development, and delivery of custom-made copper and copper-alloy products. Today, Olin produces over 60 copper-based alloys and holds more than 37 United States’ patents for high performance alloys, and another 39 United States’ patents to other processing and technical capabilities. East Alton also became home to Federal Steel, a full-service steel fabrication and erection company that currently maintains facilities in town.

Use of asbestos containing products in East Alton’s manufacturing and construction industries has been a longstanding problem. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options near East Alton, IL at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in East Alton and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in East Alton

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

  • Alton Dry Cleaning
  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Alton Powerhouse
  • Equitable Power
  • Federal Steel
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Western Cartridge Company
  • Wood River Power Station

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near East Alton, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of East Alton, Illinois. 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.


Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 18.2 miles


The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 18.2 miles


Walker Medical Building
12855 North Forty Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Distance: 23.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near East Alton, Illinois

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

Dr. Traves D. Crabtree
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 18.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in East Alton, Illinois

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Illinois, 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 Illinois

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

Cleanup crews have begun asbestos abatement work at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant in Springfield, Illinois.

Pillsbury Mills Plant Partner Faces Indictment For Improper Asbestos Removal

A partner who helped with the demolition of the former Pillsbury Mills plant is facing federal indictment for improper asbestos removal.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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