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Kansas Asbestos Exposure

Kansas

Agriculture is Kansas' primary industry, and agricultural workers are not known suffer from asbestos disease in any significant numbers. During the last twenty years of the 20th Century, deaths from asbestos in the state of Kansas numbered 360 out of a general population averaging 2.5 million. Interestingly, two-thirds of these died due to mesothelioma rather than asbestosis.

Kansas Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Kansas where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Kansas, 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 Sites

According to the Environmental Working Group, the three most serious asbestos exposure sites:

  • Farmland Industries
  • Frontier Oil
  • Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company

The first of these is a chemical plant, the primary product of which is ammonia. Here, the most likely form of asbestos was crocidolite, or “blue” asbestos, which is highly resistant to caustic chemicals. In 2004, the plant underwent a major asbestos abatement program under the supervision of the state Department of Health.

Statistics

As is the case in the rest of the nation, most asbestos disease cases were found in the more urbanized regions of the state, particularly the Topeka area. Most of these were patients suffering from mesothelioma, which is rarely diagnosed at mesothelioma clinics in its earliest stages when it is actually treatable. Most cases of non-malignant asbestosis (a far more common disease) were found in Butler, Leavenworth and Riley Counties.

Natural Asbestos Sources

Kansas is far from the geologically more active Rockies or complex geology of the Appalachian Range. However, there are three locations in the eastern part of the state in which natural deposits of serpentine, a source of chrysotile asbestos, can be found. Two of these sites are located approximately 35 miles northwest of Topeka near a group of small farming towns located between U.S. Highways 77 and 75. The third is near the community of Parsons in southeastern Kansas, approximately 20 miles north of the Oklahoma state line. If you believe you have been negligently exposed to asbestos you should contact a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Kansas 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 for developing one of the following asbestos related diseases: malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural mesothelioma.

Abilene

  • Kansas Power & Light Company
  • Riverside Light
  • Town of Abilene

Atchison

  • Blair Milling Company
  • L F M Manufacturing Company
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Midwest Grain Products, Incorporated
  • Midwest Solvents Company, Inc
  • St. Benedict's College

Augusta

  • Derby Refinery
  • E.B. Badger Company
  • Frick-Reid Supply Company
  • L. M. Marcum Company
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Municipal Light Plant
  • Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
  • White Eagle Refrigeration Company

Bushton

  • Bushton Hydrocarbon Plant
  • Enron Gas Processing
  • Hydrocarbon Transportation
  • Northern Gas Products
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  • Oneok Inc.

Concordia

  • Cloride Ceramics Company
  • Concordia Electric Light Company
  • Kansas Power Company

De Soto

  • Hercules Power Company, Inc.
  • Sunflower Ammunitions Plant
  • Sunflower Army Ordinance Works

Emporia

  • Armour & Company
  • Emporia Railway Lt Company
  • Emporia State Teachers College
  • Iowa Beef Processors, Inc
  • Kansas Electric Utilities Company
  • Modine Radiator
  • Retarded Childrens Center
  • Sauder Tank Company Inc

Fort Riley

  • Fort Riley
  • Irwin Army Hospital
  • United States Army Hospital

Garden City

  • Garden City Company
  • Garden City Municipal Utilities/Municipal Plant
  • Huxtable-Hammond Company, Inc.
  • Sunflower Electric Corporation
  • Sunflower Power Station
  • Wheatland Electric Cooperative

Great Bend

  • Aquila, Inc.
  • National Bank Building
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America
  • Saint Rose's Hospital and School For Nurses
  • Western Light & Power Company
  • Western Light and Telephone Company

Hays

  • Central Kansas Power Company
  • Kendall Plumbing Company
  • Midwest Energy Inc
  • Sunflower Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Travenol Laboratories Inc

Independence

  • Adamson Manufacturing Company
  • Ajax Portland Cement Company
  • Atchison Revolving Door Company
  • Petroleum Products Company
  • Western States Port. Cement Company

Iola

  • American Service Company
  • Fine Arts Center
  • Iola Water Plant
  • Lehigh Portland Cement
  • Material Engineering Company
  • Municipal Light Plant

La Cygne

  • Kansas City Power and Light
  • Kansas Gas & Electric Company
  • KP&L Powerhouse

Larned

  • City of Larned
  • Larned Electric Light Dept
  • Larned State Hospital
  • Power Plant
  • St Joseph Hospital

Liberal

  • American Messer Liquid Helium Plant
  • Centel Electric
  • Cimarron River Station
  • Liberal Ice Light and Power Company
  • National Helium Corporation
  • Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company
  • Trend Construction Corporation
  • Utilicorp United Inc
  • Western Light and Telephone Company

Manhattan

  • Habitats, Inc.
  • Kansas State Agricultural College
  • Kansas State University
  • Manhattan Country Club
  • Walters-Morgan, Inc.

McPherson

  • City of Mcpherson
  • Co-Op Refinery
  • Globe Oil Refining Company
  • National Co-Op Refinery Association
  • National Cooperative

Neodesha

  • Amoco
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Independent Manufacturing Company
  • Prairie Pipe Line Company
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Tudeau Port Cement Company

Olathe

  • Air Traffic Control Center
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Delco Battery Operations
  • Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Grindstead
  • Naval Air Station
  • Olathe Kansas Argonaut Realty Div GMC

Parsons

  • Kansas Army Amunition Plant
  • Kansas Gas & Electric
  • Kansas Ordnance Plant
  • Knop Ordinance Plant
  • Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway
  • Parsons Ammunition Plant
  • Swift & Company

Pittsburg

  • Allied Signal, Inc.
  • Dickey Clay
  • Exxon
  • Gulf Chemical
  • Hall and Dillon
  • Kansas City Southern Railroad
  • Mcnally Pittsburg Office Building
  • Pittsburg State College
  • Spencer Chemical Company

Riverton

  • Empire District Electric Company
  • Empire District Powerhouse
  • Gulf Oil Company
  • Gulf Refinery
  • Riverton Powerhouse

Tecumseh

  • E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • Illinois Power and Light Corp
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Tecumseh Film Plant
  • Tecumseh Power Project
  • Westar Energy

Ulysses

  • Amoco Hugoton Jayhawk Gas Plant
  • Amoco Products Ulysses Gasoline Plant
  • Chemical Plant
  • Cities Service Oil and Gas
  • Helium Plant
  • Kinsler Plant
  • Pan American Kinsler Plant
  • Pan American Pet Corporation
  • Poineer Cooperative Association

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Kansas

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


Heritage Plaza Medical Building
818 N. Emporia
Suite 403
Wichita, KS 67214

Mesothelioma Doctors in Kansas

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

Dr. Chao Huang
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 5003
Westwood, KS 66205

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Kansas

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kansas, 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 Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Sources

Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. "Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Kansas." All About Malignant Mesothelioma, September 2005.
http://www.allaboutmalignantmesothelioma.com/asbestos-use-locations-kansas.htm (accessed 23 August 2010).

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).

Kansas Department of Health and Environment. "Asbestos Abatement Underway at Farmland Industries in Lawrence." News release, 30 July 2004.

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