Sterlington is a town in Ouachita parish, Louisiana. Incorporated in 1961, Sterlington has a current population of just over 1,400 residents in a 2.3 square mile area sited on the Ouachita River. A typical small town, Sterlington is largely residential, with a mostly service-related economy. ANGUS Chemical is a notable employer and manufacturer of nitroparaffin products. Entergy operates a power generating station built in 1925 by one of its predecessor companies, Louisiana Power & Light.
Sterlington's most prominent industry historically has been chemical processing and manufacture. A branch of the Little Rock & Monroe Railroad was run through Sterlington in 1905, and natural gas was discovered in the area in 1918. By the early 20th century, companies such as Peerless Carbon Company and Imperial Oil & Gas Company were using natural gas from the Monroe gas field. The Thermatomic Carbon Black Company was established in 1922 and acquired by the Commercial Solvents Company in the late 1930s. Dixie Ordnance Works, as it was known, was purchased from the government by CSC in 1946, and its products used in fertilizer manufacturing. Commercial Solvents Corporation was purchased by International Minerals and Chemicals Corporation in 1975, which established a separate nitroparaffin division. Additional expansions followed and the nitroparaffin plant eventually became ANGUS Chemical Company, a division of the Dow Chemical Company. ANGUS remains a key employer and civic partner in Sterlington today.
Sterlington has a history of heavy industry and construction which has made asbestos exposure a cause for concern. Asbestos-containing products were widely used in the first half of the 20th century for insulation and building materials. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Sterlington, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Sterlington
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Sterlington where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Carbon Black
- Clinton Engineering Works
- Commercial Solvents Corporation
- Dixie Ordnance Works
- Dow Chemical Company
- Entergy Louisiana Inc
- Louisiana Power & Light Company
- Process Insulation
- S.M.C. Powerhouse
- Sterlington Plant
- Sterlington Steam Electric Station
- Thermatomic Carbon Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Sterlington, Louisiana
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana
Asbestos was recently discovered in the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, causing it to shut down while contractors remove it. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.
Former employee of ten years at Avondale Shipyard is suing the company for damages from asbestos exposure, which has led to silicosis disease.