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Cheshire, Ohio

Cheshire is a village along the Ohio River in the State of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was just over 200 residents, but that number has been greatly reduced following a buyout by American Electric Power, and today Cheshire is virtually a ghost town. Since the mid-1950s, power generation has been the primary industry in Cheshire. The Kyger Creek Power Plant, a coal-fired power station currently operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, went online in 1955. At the time, it was the second largest power plant ever built by a private enterprise. Just up the river is the General James M. Gavin Power Plant, operated by American Electric Power. The Gavin plant, with a 2.6-Gigawatt output, is the largest coal-fired power plant in Ohio.

Cheshire was first settled about 1794, and was primarily a rural farming community for much of its existence. In the latter half of the 19th century, coal mining was Cheshire’s chief non-agricultural activity. Mining activity continued until 1999, although it slowed considerably after the 1950s. Cheshire incorporated as a village in 1954. American Electric Power constructed the Gavin power plant in 1975. At full capacity, the plant burns about 25,000 tons of pulverized coal daily. Groundwater contaminants from fly ash and toxic atmospheric emissions from the plant have been recorded. Concerned about pollutants emanating from the plant, including sulfurous clouds and toxic rain, residents suggested a buyout in 2000. AEP agreed, offering a $20 million settlement to village property owners. Although a few residents remain in Cheshire, most have left the village, and AEP has announced plans to create a coal docking and storage facility on the property.

Cheshire's history of power generation activity raises concerns of asbestos exposure for workers and their loved ones. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma oncologists in and around Cheshire are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Cheshire and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Cheshire

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

  • Aep Gavin Plant
  • Aep Gen. James A. Gavin Plant
  • Aep Kyger Creek Power Plant
  • Cheshire Power Station
  • Gavin Power Plant
  • General James M. Gavin Plant
  • J.M. Gavin Power Plant In Plant
  • Kyger Creek Power Plant
  • Ohio Electric Company
  • Ohio Power Company
  • Ohio Valley Electric Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Cheshire, Ohio

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


300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 87.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Cheshire, Ohio

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

Dr. Nepal C. Chowdhury
St. Mary's Medical Center
St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
2828 First Avenue, Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25702

Distance: 36.6 miles

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer
Marshall University Medical Center
University Surgical Associates
1600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2500
Huntington, WV 25701

Distance: 42.7 miles

Dr. David P. Carbone
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The James–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 87.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Cheshire, Ohio

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

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