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Sparrows Point, Maryland

Sparrows Point is an unincorporated area near Dundalk and Edgemere, Maryland. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Sparrows Point has long been dominated by the steel working and shipbuilding industries. The acquisition in 1886 of more than 1200 acres of land by the Pennsylvania Steel Company marks the origin of modern-day Sparrows Point. Formerly the world's largest steel mill and a shipbuilding giant, Sparrows Point has seen a reduction in these activities in recent years. Redevelopment projects under consideration include a business and technology park, shipyard and liquid natural gas terminal.

Sparrows Point's original 1886 development included an open-hearth furnace steel mill for the Pennsylvania Steel Company, as well as a company town, which would be named Sparrows Point. A shipyard was begun in 1891. In 1916, the steel mill and shipyard were purchased by the Bethlehem Steel Company, which promptly began expansion of the facility. By the mid-20th century, the mill was the largest in the world, serviced by four railroads, and the shipyard had turned out hundreds of ships during World Wars I and II. More expansion and upgrades followed in the early 1970s, including the demolition of the former Sparrows Point company town. In the 1980s, financial difficulties and declines in the steel industry have resulted in succession of owners at the steel mill, most recently Russian-based Severstal. The shipyard is currently owned by Barletta Industries Inc., which is considering redevelopments.

Sparrows Point has an unusual and lengthy history of heavy industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials, placing it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, scroll down to see a list of mesothelioma doctors located in and around Sparrows Point. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in sparrows Point and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Sparrows Point

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

  • Back River Railroad
  • Baltore
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Bethlehem Steel Mill
  • Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Steel Mill
  • Chilore
  • Continental Can Company
  • Cubore
  • Feltore
  • Free State Mariner
  • Gopher Mariner
  • Lebore
  • Marine Department
  • Marore
  • Maryland Steel Plant
  • Mountain State Mariner
  • Pennsylvania Steel Company
  • Penwood Powerhouse
  • Santore
  • Sheet and Tin Plate Plant
  • Show Me Mariner
  • Signode
  • Sparrows Point Plant
  • Sparrows Point School
  • Sparrows Point Shipyard
  • Sunflower Mariner
  • Thompson Wire
  • Tin Plate Plant
  • Venore

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Sparrows Point, Maryland

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


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 83.9 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 91.8 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 89.3 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 86.9 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 49.1 miles


Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 38.4 miles


3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20057

Distance: 41.4 miles


6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 39.8 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 11.7 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 10.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Sparrows Point, Maryland

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

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 11.0 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 11.7 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 11.7 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 11.7 miles

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
106 Irving Street NW, Suite 3900
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 38.4 miles

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research/National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 5116
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 39.8 miles

Dr. Arthur N. Mcunu, Jr.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC 20060

Distance: 40.2 miles

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 49.1 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 49.1 miles

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 82.7 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 86.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Sparrows Point, Maryland

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

Asbestos Found After Baltimore Steam Pipe Explosion

Asbestos was recently discovered on several cars damaged by a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

At Least 90 University of Maryland Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos

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