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Freeport, Texas

Freeport is a deepwater port three miles from the mouth of the Brazos River on the Gulf of Mexico in Brazoria County in southeast Texas. Home to approximately 13,000 people, Freeport is approximately 50 miles south of Houston and is known for its moderate climate and tropical beauty. It was officially founded by the Freeport Sulphur Company and dedicated in 1912. Freeport was the home of the world's largest sulfur mines and was the home of the Houston and Brazos Valley. Freeport incorporated on February 10, 1917. Originally two towns, Velasco & Freeport, on opposite sides of the Old Brazos River, joined to become the City of Freeport in 1957. In the year 2000, First Lady Laura Bush started an initiative in Freeport called "The Main Street Program." The program was an attempt to revitalize the economy and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the city, specifically the downtown area. Freeport has since been recognized as a National Main Street City in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Today, the city's main tourist attraction is Bryan Beach where residents and visitors enjoy camping, shore fishing, swimming, jet skiing and wind surfing.

Beginning in 1939, Freeport's growth was awakened by construction of the Dow Chemical Company facilities and the town's participation in the Brazosport industrial area by 1944. Today, Dow Chemical Company's Texas Operations facility is the company's largest integrated site and is a major employer in Freeport. The city is home to one of the Gulf's largest commercial shrimp trawler fleets. Another significant aspect of Freeport's economy is the Port of Freeport, a major deepwater seaport on the Gulf of Mexico. The associated chemical plants also provide stability to Freeport's economy. Today, major industries in Freeport include manufacturing, construction, retail, education, health and social services. In addition to Dow Chemical USA, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Phillips 66 Company, BASF, Amoco Chemical, and Monsanto are also major employers in Freeport.

Freeport's history of industry and construction makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing issue. Workers and their loved ones who were exposed to asbestos in Freeport may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in Freeport and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Freeport

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

  • A.P. Green Refactories Plant
  • Badische Chemical
  • BASF Chemical Plant
  • Chemical Company
  • Dow Badische Chemical Plant
  • Dow Caprolactum Plant
  • Dow Chemical Plant
  • Dow Magnesium Plant
  • Dow U.S.A. - Texas Operations
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • E.J. Lavino Company
  • Ethyl-Dow Chemical
  • Freeport Sulphur Company
  • Freeport Sulphur Company
  • Gulf Supply Company, Inc.
  • IMC Corporation
  • International Minerals & Chemical
  • Missouri Pacific House Track
  • Mobile Oil
  • Nalco Chemical Company
  • Nalco Chemical Plant
  • Phillips Refinery
  • Red Barn Chemical
  • Rhodia Incorporated
  • Rhone Poulenc
  • Saline Water Plant
  • Shintech, Inc.
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Texas Boats of Freeport
  • Union Carbide Chemical Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Freeport, Texas

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


One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Freeport, Texas

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

Dr. Shawn S. Groth
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Dr. Anne Tsao
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Dr. Cesar A. Moran
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 0085
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Baylor College of Medicine
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Dr. Bryan Burt
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Dr. David Rice
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1489
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 47.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Freeport, 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.

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