Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers halfway between the metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee, Paducah is the seat of McCracken County, Kentucky and home to just over 25,000 people. It is frequently referred to as the “Four-Rivers Area” due to the proximity of the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, and Mississippi Rivers. In 1991, the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society (MAQS), the world's foremost museum established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker, opened in downtown Paducah. The Society's annual Quilt Show is one of Paducah's largest events of the year attracts quilt enthusiasts from all over the world and generates large revenue in tourism. Paducah has been nicknamed, “Quilt City USA”.
Settled around 1815 and incorporated as a town in 1830, Paducah offered valuable port facilities for the steam boats that traversed the river system. After a period of substantial growth, Paducah was chartered as a city in 1856. The city continued to capitalize on its geographic location and became the site of dry dock facilities for steamboats and towboats and thus headquarters for many bargeline companies. Additionally, Paducah became an important railway hub for the Illinois Central Railroad because of its proximity to coalfields further to the east in Kentucky and north in Illinois. Around 1950, the United States Atomic Energy Commission selected Paducah as the site for a new Uranium enrichment Plant. The plant, originally operated by Union Carbide, changed hands several times to and is now operated by the United States Enrichment Corporation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), successor to the AEC, remains the owner. Today, Dippin' Dots and Paducah & Louisville Railway has its headquarters in Paducah.
Ongoing industrial activity in Paducah, Kentucky has made asbestos exposure a concern over the years for workers and loved ones. We have identified several sites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Paducah, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Paducah
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Paducah where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- A.E.C. Atomic Plant
- Aec Paducah
- Atomic Energy Plant
- B. F. Goodrich Company
- Badger Job
- Badger Ordinance
- Bowling Green Powerhouse
- City Consumers Company
- City of Paducah Lighting Plant
- Cohankus Manufacturing Company
- Hoe Supply Company
- Illinois Central R R Company
- Illinois Central Railroad Company
- Illinois Central System
- Kentucky Utilities Company
- Lather Joppa Power Plant
- Marion Prison
- Midwest Dairy Products Corp
- Nashville Chattanooga and St Louis Railway
- Paducah City Railway Company
- Paducah Electric Company
- Paducah Light and Power Company
- Paducah St. Railway Company
- Paducah Water Company
- Petter Henry A Supply Company
- Robinson Hospital
- Rush Engineering
- Shawnee Plant
- T.V.A. Power Plant
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- Triangle Insulation Company
- Tva/Shawnee Steam Plant
- Union Carbide Nuclear Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Paducah, Kentucky
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky
A 61-year-old man filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Morehead State University for health problems he says resulted from asbestos exposure during his time there.