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South Portland, Maine

South Portland is a coastal city in southern Maine, with a population of just over 23,000. Much of South Portland's commercial and industrial activity is located on the west side of the city, while the east side houses a community college, museums, parks and beaches. The Maine Mall, a major employer with 140 shops and businesses, is the largest mall in Maine, and attracts some 13 million visitors annually. Fairchild Semiconductor has operated its manufacturing plant continuously since 1962. Prominent local landmarks include Fort Preble, an 1808 military fort which guards Portland Harbor, and two lighthouses, Spring Point Ledge Light and Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, often referred to as "Bug Light."

South Portland was settled in 1630 as part of Cape Elizabeth, and remained for many years a residential and farming community. In 1895, after a dispute over water sources, South Portland incorporated as a separate town, and became a city three years later. South Portland continued its quiet existence until 1940, when Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corporation established a shipyard. As the United States entered World War II, the yard combined with South Portland Shipbuilding Corp. to form New England Shipbuilding Corporation, which would turn out more than 10% of the country's Liberty Ships and at its height employed 30,000 people, many of them women. The combined yards closed shortly after the war. A manufacturing lull followed, with Fairchild Semiconductor and National Semiconductor filling the void until the Maine Mall opened its doors in 1971, signaling a shift towards a more retail and service oriented economy. South Portland has also become a major oil port for the east coast. Millions of barrels of oil enter the port each year, bound for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline. In addition, Pan Am Railways runs New England's largest rail yard, the Rigby Yard, built by the Portland Terminal Company in 1922.

South Portland has a legacy of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers exposed to these materials are at risk for developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in South Portland, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Sugarbaker. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in South Portland and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in South Portland

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

  • American Oil
  • Andrew J Newbury
  • Augustus R Loring
  • B Charney Vladeck
  • Belgian Tenacity
  • Charles Dauray
  • Chevron Oil Company
  • Fairchild Semiconductor Company
  • New England Shipbuilding Corporation
  • South Dry Dock and Repair Company
  • South Portland Shipyard
  • Texas Towers 1
  • Texas Towers 2

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near South Portland, Maine

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


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 96.9 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 98.8 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 97.2 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 98.8 miles


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

Distance: 5.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near South Portland, Maine

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of South Portland, 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: 1.9 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 96.9 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 98.8 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 98.8 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 98.8 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 98.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in South Portland, 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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