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Springfield, Oregon

Named after a natural spring located within the current city boundaries, Springfield incorporated as a city in 1885 and is in Lane County, Oregon. By 1891, Springfield had several local stores, hotels, schools, churches, a barber shop, and its first railroad line. In 1910, Springfield welcomed the Portland, Eugene and Electric Railroad streetcar. The retail center was still Main Street, industries were northwest of the railroad tracks and residences were to the north. In 1940, Springfield’s total area was only 1.5 square miles and the population only 3,805. By 1998, Springfield expanded to more than 13 square miles and the population grew to 51,700. In 2010, the city of Springfield commemorated the 125th anniversary of its incorporation. Today, Springfield is home to nearly 60,000 residents.

While settlers thought they were coming to the area to be farmers, some of them became wealthy as lumbermen. Lumber mills were among the first large enterprises in Springfield. For years, the economy of Springfield hinged on the lumber industry. Lane County became known as the “Timber Capital of the World”. In 1895, the major local lumber company was Booth-Kelly. By 1910, Booth-Kelly employed 1,000 workers, equivalent to half of Springfield’s population. Later in 1949, Weyerhaeuser opened its Springfield mill complex which prospered until the 1990s when the Weyerhaeuser sawmill and veneer (plywood) plants closed, and the paper plant was downsized. Springfield has since developed a more diversified economy. The largest employers include PeaceHealth, which recently opened a new hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, and PeaceHealth Laboratories.

We have confirmed that Springfield, Oregon has several sites where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing materials may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, a type of asbestos cancer.  For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma clinics located near Springfield at the bottom of this page.  If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Springfield, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Springfield

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

  • Borden Chemical Company
  • Chembond
  • Mountain States Power Company
  • Northwest Corp
  • Rosborough Lumber Company
  • Springfield Lumber Divisiion
  • Springfield Utility
  • Weyerhaeuser Corporation
  • Weyerhaeuser Timber Company
  • Weyerhauser Paper Company
  • Weyerhauser Paper Mill
  • Weyerhauser Timber Company
  • Willamete Industries
  • Willanette Valley Wood Chemical Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Springfield, Oregon

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

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, CR 145
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 99.2 miles

501 NW Elks Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330

Distance: 42.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Springfield, Oregon

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

Dr. Paul H. Schipper
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L353
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 99.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Springfield, Oregon

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

First Season of Asbestos Abatement at North Ridge Estates Superfund Site Nears End

The first season of asbestos abatement work at the North Ridge Estates Superfund site in Klamath Falls, Oregon, is drawing to a close. Read more at Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Asbestos Cleanup Begins After Natural Gas Explosion

Asbestos clean up has begun at a site in Northwest Portland where a natural gas explosion occurred three months ago.

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