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Augusta, Maine

Augusta is located on the Kennebec River in central Maine, between Portland and Bangor. Designated the state capital in 1827, Augusta is also the population center of the state, with roughly 18,500 residents. In addition to being the seat of government, Augusta is also home to the University of Maine at Augusta, which offers a range of degree and professional certification programs. Augusta's downtown area is lined with elegant 19th-century homes and office buildings. Many of the latter have been refitted as modern storefronts, while retaining the charm of the original architecture. The sprawling cotton mills that once lined the riverfront are gone and today Augusta's largest employers are the Central Maine Power Company and MaineGeneral Health.

Augusta was incorporated in 1797. In 1837, the Kennebec Dam Company completed the Edwards Dam, which would provide water power for a series of sawmills and textile mills. The largest, and longest-lived, of the textile mills was the Edwards Manufacturing Company, which operated from 1882 to the 1980s. In 1851, the Kennebec & Portland Railroad came through, and Augusta developed into a true industrial town, producing lumber, broom handles, stone cutters' tools, shoes, and furniture. From 1869 to 1942, Augusta was a major publisher of subscription magazines. Circulation was so high that a new post office was built in 1890 to handle the volume of shipments, and periodical publishing still accounts for a portion of Augusta's economic base.

Augusta industrial history and legacy of historic buildings has made asbestos exposure an issue for workers and their families. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Augusta and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Augusta

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

  • Augusta State Hospital
  • Central Maine Power City
  • Central Maine Power Company
  • Central Maine Power Computer Ctr
  • Cumberland County Power and Light Company
  • Hudson Pulp and Paper Company
  • Kennebec Pulp & Paper Company
  • Maine State Office Building
  • Post Office & Federal Office Building
  • State House
  • State of Maine
  • Statler Tissue
  • Tree Free Fiber Company, Llc

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Augusta, Maine

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

Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 59.8 miles

600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Distance: 72.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Augusta, Maine

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

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 53.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Augusta, Maine

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

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