Brownsville is a city in and the county seat of Cameron County. It is Texas' southernmost city and among the southernmost of all U.S. cities. It is the largest city in the lower Rio Grande Valley, the 16th largest city in the state of Texas and the 131st largest in the United States. Brownsville is located on the United States-Mexico border adjacent to its sister city, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Home to more than 175,000 residents, Brownsville is a dynamic, bustling city with a great climate and lush landscape. Forbes has ranked Brownsville as one of 12 metro areas in the United States with the cleanest air. Some of the local attractions in and around Brownsville include the Gladys Porter Zoo, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Camille Lightner Playhouse, an historical downtown, the Port of Brownsville, and the Children's Museum of Brownsville. There is also easy access to nearby South Padre Island.
A significant aspect of Brownsville's economy is the Port of Brownsville. The port, a deep water seaport located in Brownsville, provides an important link between the road networks of nearby Mexico, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway of Texas. Other major employers in Brownsville include the Brownsville school district, University of Texas at Brownsville, AMFELS, Wal-Mart and Convergys Corp.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Brownsville. Consequently, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones putting them at risk to develop an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in Brownsville and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Brownsville
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Brownsville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- AM Lockett
- AMFELS Shipyard - Brownsville
- Amoco Chemical Corporation
- Brown & Root
- Cameron County Water Improvement
- Carthage Hydrocol Inc
- City of Brownsville Light and Water Works.
- City of Brownsville Plant
- Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Company
- Humble Oil & Refining Company
- Marathon Oil
- Ohio and Texas Sugar Company
- Peoples Ice and Manufacturing Company
- Port Fuel Company
- Port Marine & Dry Dock
- Powerhouse Siding
- Sea Garden Sales Shipyard
- Standolind Oil & Gas Refinery
- U.S. Industrial Chemical Corporation
- Union Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Brownsville, 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
Within the past year, there has been a significant increase in the number of therapeutic clinical trials for mesothelioma cancer.
The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer.