The Bayport Industrial District is a large complex of chemical processing facilities located in southeast Harris County, Texas, within the Bay Area of Greater Houston. It is one of the nation's largest chemical processing complexes and one of the two industrial districts in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of La Porte. It is located adjacent to both La Porte and Pasadena, Texas.
The Bayport Industrial District commercial development, created in 1970, is among the largest private industrial complexes in the United States. The leading center for chemical processing in the Houston area, Bayport contains more than 60 chemical plants. Businesses located in this district can receive tax incentives from Harris County, La Porte, and Pasadena. As of 2007, local business volume for Bayport-related enterprises exceeded $829 million annually with 11,000 jobs directly attributable to the complex. That said, the district is an essential economic pillar of the communities in the area. Some of the large sites in the district include LyondellBasell, Celanese/Air Products/Clariant/Dow, and Albemarle/Akzo Nobel.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Bayport, particularly at Celanese Chemical Company, Huntsman Chemical, and Oxirane Chemical. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Bayport and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bayport
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Bayport where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- American Hoechst
- B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
- Badger Company Inc
- Big Three Industrial Gas and Equipment
- Celanese Chemical Company
- Dart Industries, Inc.
- Fmc Corp
- Huntsman Chemical
- Ici United States
- Oxenine Plant
- Oxirane Chemical Plant
- Oxirane Corporation
- Petro Chemical Corp
- Rohm and Haas Company
- Scientific Development Company Incorporated
- Signal Chemical Company
- Usi Chemical Plant
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Bayport, Texas
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Texas, 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 Texas
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