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South Point, Ohio

South Point is a village in Lawrence County, Ohio. Located at the juncture of the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers, South Point also sits at the meeting point of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. South Point was incorporated as a village in 1888, and has a current population of just over 3,700. Chemical processing dominated industry in South Point for most of the 20th century. The Point, a 610-acre former chemical manufacturing complex, is currently in use as an office park, home to companies such as Engines, Inc., M&M Mailing and Mercier's.

South Point was settled in 1798 by Revolutionary War veteran William "Ranger" Davidson. Initially, South Point was primarily a frontier farming community, with the small businesses necessary to village life, such as the E. E. Brubaker blacksmith shop. During World War II, the country's manufacturing needs increased rapidly, including the need for ammunition. The Buckeye Ordnance Works was built in 1942 to produce ammonium nitrate explosives for the military. In 1946, Allied Chemical acquired the site, manufacturing fertilizers there until 1978. Ashland Oil, Inc. took over the property in 1979, demolishing most of the older structures and building several new plants, including a coal-water fuel pilot plant. Other companies followed suit, including South Point Ethanol and Air Liquide Corporation's Cardox division. Both plants closed in 1995, and the site spent several years undergoing cleanup of toxic chemicals after being placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List in 1984. Today, The Point has been redeveloped as an active industrial park.

South Point's manufacturing history has been largely concentrated in a period when asbestos-containing materials were in widespread use, making asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma a concern for workers. Mesothelioma doctors in and around South Point are listed at the bottom of this page. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in South Point.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in South Point

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

  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Ashland Chemical
  • Ashland Oil
  • Atmospheric Nitrogen Corporation
  • Buckeye Ordnance Plant
  • Buckeye Ordnance Works
  • Kimble Glass
  • Nitrogen Div Allied Chemical and Dye Corp
  • Solvay Process Company
  • Sorg Paper Company
  • South Ordance
  • South Point Ethanol
  • South Point Plant
  • Uran Storage

Mesothelioma Doctors near South Point, Ohio

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

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

Distance: 9.8 miles

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: 10.9 miles

Dr. Edward R. Setser
UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701

Distance: 88.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in South Point, 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.

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