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Lumberton, North Carolina

Located in southern North Carolina’s Inner Banks region on the Lumber River, the city of Lumberton is the county seat of Robeson County and has a population of approximately 22,000. Lumberton was founded in 1787 and incorporated in 1859, originally serving as a lumber shipping point for the Navy.

Lumberton’s early economy was supported by the town’s role as a central shipping center for the Navy, however it was not until after World War II that much of Lumberton’s growth occurred. In 1968, Buckeye Technologies (also known as Buckeye Lumberton) was established and several years later, Converse Inc opened a plant in town. Converse acquired the footwear division of BF Goodrich Company and added a modern manufacturing plant in Lumberton, which remains a hub for Converse business today. Lumberton also houses the Weatherspoon Steam Plant, a three unit, 171-MW coal-fired site that includes four combustion turbines. Weatherspoon electric generating plant is currently owned and operated by Progress Energy and is expected to close between 2013 and 2017.

We have confirmed that Lumberton has a number of manufacturing, industrial and construction sites where asbestos exposure occurred. Exposure to asbestos containing products puts individuals at risk for developing mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma treatment options located near Lumberton at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lumberton and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lumberton

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

  • Alpha Cellulose Corp
  • Bf Goodrich Company
  • Buckeye Lumberton
  • Buckeye Technologies
  • Carolina Power & Light Company
  • Converse Inc
  • Guilford Mills Inc
  • Robeson Sales Corporation
  • Swanns Creek School
  • Weatherspoon Steam Plant
  • Wh Weatherspoon

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lumberton, North Carolina

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

101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Distance: 93.4 miles

2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Distance: 95.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lumberton, North Carolina

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

Dr. David H. Harpole, Jr.
Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 403
Durham, NC 27705

Distance: 98.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lumberton, North Carolina

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

Asbestos-Contaminated Houses Won’t Work for Fire Training

Eleven Statesville condemned homes were hoped to be burned and used for fire training, but asbestos has stopped the plan.

Asbestos Found in Makeup from Popular Children’s Clothing Store Justice

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