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Irmo, South Carolina

The town of Irmo is a suburb of Columbia, located just twelve miles from the downtown center on the banks of Lake Murray. Irmo was chartered on December 24, 1890 in anticipation of the opening of the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad depot and was named after the two railroad men responsible for this venture: C.J. Iredell and Henry C. Mosley. The unusual town name is a combination of the first two letters of each man’s last name.

Irmo’s positioning between the Broad River and Saluda River created an ideal location for farming and agriculture; self-sufficient farms were established in spite of the rocky, red clay that made the land unsuitable for plantation farming. By the early 20th century, the town of Irmo began formulating plans to create the largest earthen dam in the world on the Saluda River. Construction of the dam began in 1927 and on June 28, 1930, Irmo became home to newly created Lake Murray. Thirty-seven saw mills were born on Lake Murray, employing more than 2,000 workers. The energy source created from Lake Murray Dam attracted many businesses to Irmo, including General Electric, Carolina Power & Light, and Allied Chemical Corporation. New residents flocked to Irmo’s 528 miles of prime shoreline property as the town’s population continued to rise. Currently, the suburban town of Irmo houses 12,000 residents.

We have confirmed that Irmo has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Workers exposed to asbestos containing products may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma, a form of cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Irmo, you should consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Irmo

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

  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Carolina Power & Light
  • Derrick Insul. Company
  • Fibers Div
  • General Electric
  • Mcmeekin Station
  • National Aniline Division
  • Silas Mcmeekin Station
  • Sln&L Railroad
  • South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Irmo, South Carolina

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

Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

Distance: 12.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Irmo, South Carolina

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

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The EPA has matched funds from the City of Pickens, South Carolina to clean up asbestos along the popular Doodle Trail. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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