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Clairton, Pennsylvania

Nestled along the Monongahela River, Clairton is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. Clairton came into existence around the turn of the 20th century when the United States Steel Corporation acquired land along the west side of the Monongahela River. The land would become the site for Clairton Works, a prosperous integrated steel mill and the largest coke manufacturing facility in the United States. As Clairton Works expanded, the population of Clairton grew and the community thrived. Clairton, once known as the "Coke Capital of the World", took on a life of its own, including a business district and educational, religious, and cultural facilities. The city peaked in the late 1950s when the population approached 25,000. But since that time, population has steadily declined. Today, Clairton is home to less than 9,000 residents.

With the decline of the steel industry in the 1980s, the City of Clairton was designated a distressed municipality by Pennsylvania's Department of Community Affairs. Clairton is a modern day ghost town. The downtown area is lined with vacant storefronts and bars. Also, abandoned residential areas plague the area. Large portions of the city have descended into poverty and crime. Local groups have tried to encourage recovery, but have been unsuccessful due to lack of funding or interest.

Use of asbestos containing materials was prevalent for years at a number of jobsites in Clairton. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers. We provide information about mesothelioma doctors and cancer centers near Clairton at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to assist if you were exposed to asbestos in Clairton and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Clairton

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

  • Badger Corp Benzoil Plant 8
  • Carnegie Steel Company
  • Clairton By-Products Coke Works
  • Clairton High School
  • Clairton Steel Works and Furnaces
  • Crucible Steel Company of America
  • Keystone Project
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Company
  • Power Piping Company
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Usx Steel Mill

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Clairton, Pennsylvania

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


5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 11.1 miles


5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 11.1 miles


Health Sciences Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Distance: 44.5 miles


667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 78.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Clairton, Pennsylvania

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

Dr. James D. Luketich
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-800
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Distance: 10.5 miles

Dr. David Bartlett
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 11.1 miles

Dr. James Pingpank
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 11.1 miles

Dr. Neil A. Christie
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 11.1 miles

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Distance: 18.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Clairton, Pennsylvania

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