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Whiting, Indiana

The city of Whiting spans 3.3 square miles in the northwest corner of Indiana, along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Whiting, home to nearly 5,000 citizens, is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Lake County. Historic buildings in the city include an Andrew Carnegie Library, and the Hoosier Theater. Employment in the area has largely been dominated by industrial jobs, particularly LTV Steel in East Chicago, Mittal Steel (formerly Inland), and the BP refinery.

Settled in the mid-1800s, Whiting finally incorporated as a town in 1895 and as a city in 1903. In 1851, the Michigan Southern Railroad was the first of three rail lines built in Whiting. Standard Oil Company sought a mid-western industrial site convenient to rail and water transportation to refine crude oil. Whiting fit the requirements, and in 1889, Standard Oil began purchasing land along the lakefront. With the refinery, the community's history changed forever. By the early 1920s, the refinery employed over 4,000 workers, and Whiting’s population grew to approximately 10,000. Standard Oil, which went on to became Amoco before it merged with BP, is known today as Whiting Refinery and is capable of processing up to 405,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It is one of the largest oil refineries in the United States. The facility is primarily located in Whiting, though portions of the 1,400 acres complex span into the neighboring cities of Hammond and East Chicago.

Whiting, Indiana has several jobsites, particularly those in industrial settings such as oil refineries, known for their use of asbestos-containing products. Accordingly, asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma are an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Whiting, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Whiting

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

  • American Oil Refinery
  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • BP Amoco Indiana
  • Carbide & Carbon Chemical
  • City School of Whiting
  • Globe Roofing Company
  • School City of Whiting
  • Sinclair Oil Facility
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • Union Tank Line Company
  • Whiting Refinery

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Whiting, Indiana

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


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 91.5 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 57.3 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 38.6 miles


Naperville Campus
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 33.9 miles


Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 16.4 miles


Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 17.4 miles


University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 9.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Whiting, Indiana

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

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 9.1 miles

Dr. Michael J. Liptay
Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 17.4 miles

Dr. Philip D. Bonomi
Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 17.4 miles

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Distance: 23.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Whiting, Indiana

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

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