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Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Asbestos Exposure in Oak Ridge, TN

Oak Ridge, located in eastern Tennessee, occupies a southern portion of Anderson County and an eastern portion of Roane County. Established in 1942, Oak Ridge, one of the only cities to be entirely created because of a war, was a major site of the Manhattan Project—the massive United States government operation that developed the world's first atomic weapons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers purchased approximately 60,000 acres of rural farm land to build a "temporary" city and three facilities to develop technology that would end World War II. By the summer of 1945, Oak Ridge had approximately 75,000 residents, making the brand new town the fifth largest city in the Tennessee. After World War II, the city transitioned from a "temporary" military town into an independent city and incorporated in 1959. Through the years, Oak Ridge has been nicknamed the Atomic City, the Secret City, the Ridge, and the City Behind the Fence.

Today, Oak Ridge is home to approximately 27,000 residents. Scientific development still plays a significant role in the city's economy and culture in general. While the federal government projects in Oak Ridge are smaller in scale and scope, they are still the city's principal economic activity and one of the major employers in the Knoxville metropolitan area. The Department of Energy owns the federal sites and maintains a major office in the city. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest multipurpose lab in the Department of Energy's National Laboratory system. The K-25 plant, where uranium was enriched until 1985, is being decommissioned and decontaminated. The Y-12 plant, originally used for electromagnetic separation of uranium, is still in use for nuclear weapons processing and materials storage.

We have confirmed that Oak Ridge has a numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Workers and others exposed to asbestos containing products may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma, a form of asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Oak Ridge and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oak Ridge

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

  • Allegheny Electric
  • Anderson Company
  • Area 5 Complex
  • Area K25, Ibm Building
  • Area K25, Maxon Personnel Office
  • Area X-10, Steam Plant
  • Area Y-12
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Atomic Energy Plant
  • Bull Run Steam Plant
  • Clinton Engineer Works
  • Co-Op Construction
  • Department of Energy
  • Federal Building
  • Garden Apartments
  • Government Housing Project
  • H. K. Ferguson Company
  • Hagaman Electric Company
  • Housing Project
  • Jefferson High School
  • K-25 Plant
  • Kaighon & Hughs
  • Martin Marietta and Union Carbide
  • Martin Marietta Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Company Plant
  • O R G D Plant
  • Oakridge National Laboratory
  • Rust Engineering
  • Tennessee Eastman Corporation
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Union Carbide Chemical Div
  • Union Carbide Nuclear Div
  • United States Atomic Energy Commission
  • Y-12 Area
  • Y-12 Plant

Mesothelioma Doctors near Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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

Dr. Spence McCachren
Thompson Oncology Group
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916

Distance: 19.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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