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Galena Park, Texas

Galena Park is a city situated on the north bank of the Houston Ship Channel in eastern Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Galena Park is a highly industrial area home to approximately 10,500 residents.

Galena Park, originally named Clinton until the city was incorporated in 1935, settled as a farming and ranching community in 1835. By the late 1800s Galena Park evolved into a railroad center along the new Port of Houston. With the inception of the oil industry in the early 1900s, the Galena Park transformed into a refinery center and experienced rapid growth. The first refinery there was built by the Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas, which was later bought out by Texaco. Another refinery, established by C. D. Keen and W. C. Woolf of Shreveport, Louisiana, was eventually acquired by Gulf Oil Corporation. Other important early industries in the city included the United States Steel Company. Beginning in the late 1930s, with the development of Houston as a major port, Galena Park grew rapidly. However, in the early 1980s, the economy of Galena Park began to suffer. Due in part to the new technology used to haul ship cargo; prior to the early 1980s a team of workers who took up to one week to load cargo off of a ship stayed in the port city and contributed to its local economy, but with the new technology ship cargo could be unloaded in less than one day. Another reason for the declining economy was due to significant layoffs from steel mills. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Galena’s economy was once again jeopardized when sea port administrators tightened security rules that governed whether sailors could leave ships docked at port.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Galena Park, Texas. Consequently, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and others placing them at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers near Galena Park are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Galena Park and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Galena Park

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

  • Amerada Hess Corporation
  • American Plant Food
  • Chemical Exchange Industries
  • Cimarron Elementary
  • Fidelity Manor
  • Galena Park Middle School
  • Gatx Storage Terminal
  • General American Transportation Corp
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Gulf Chemical Company
  • Hess Terminal
  • Index Chemical
  • M & M Furnace Company
  • Mc Arthur Elementary
  • Northshore High
  • Northshore Middle School
  • Occidental Chemical Corp
  • Super Chick Restaurant
  • Tex Mark, Inc
  • U.S. Gypsum Plant
  • Velsicol Chemical Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Galena Park, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Galena Park, 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: 10.4 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 10.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Galena Park, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Galena Park, 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: 10.4 miles

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

Distance: 10.4 miles

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

Distance: 10.4 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: 10.4 miles

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

Distance: 10.4 miles

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

Distance: 10.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Galena Park, 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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