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Nederland, Texas

Situated seven miles southeast of Beaumont, Nederland is a city in Jefferson County with a population of approximately 17,000. Dutch settlers arrived at this site in 1897; Nederland's heritage is rooted in Dutch ancestry, which is how the name was derived. Nederland offers the peaceful atmosphere of a small community with the amenities of a big city. Local attractions and activities in the area include the Dutch Windmill Museum, the La Maison Acadienne, shops on Boston Avenue, and Nederland's annual Nederland Heritage.

Early settlers in Nederland established truck, dairy, and rice farms with no significant success. However, in 1901, the Nederland community would experience a sustained period of prosperity upon discovery of oil in the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont. Nederland would become the bedroom community for a burgeoning oil refining industry that would grow up in the area. The refineries also attracted a large population of blue-collar laborers into the area, and the community became heavily unionized. During this time Sun Oil Company and The Texas Company (later named Texaco) established plants in the area. By the 1920s, the Humphrey Oil Company and Pure Oil Company (subsequently Union Oil) built refineries nearby. Refineries and related petroleum industries have continued to be the mainstays of the Nederland's economy. Nederland grew quickly as a residential center to accommodate the population surge that occurred during the mid to late-20th century. Though the local economy was hurt by the declining demand for petroleum during the 1980s, the city's rated businesses increased to approximately 401 in 1984–85. Some of the major businesses in Nederland today include ATO Fina Oil Refining, DuPont Chemical, Huntsman Corporation, Motiva Enterprises, and Time Warner.

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace, particularly within the oil and chemical industries, has been an enduring problem for workers. Pure Oil Refinery, Sunoco Terminals, UNOCAL Oil Plant, and Velsicol Chemical Plant are some of the jobsites identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Nederland, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Rice. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Nederland and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Nederland

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

  • C.O. Wilson Junior High School
  • Central Junior High School
  • Port Arthur Rice and Irrigation Company
  • Pure Oil Refinery
  • Sun Oil Plant
  • Sunoco Terminals, Inc.
  • Triangle Insulation Company
  • Union 76 Refinery
  • Union Oil Company
  • UNOCAL Oil Plant
  • Velsicol Chemical Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Nederland, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Nederland, 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: 86.0 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 86.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Nederland, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Nederland, 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: 86.0 miles

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

Distance: 86.0 miles

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

Distance: 86.0 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: 86.0 miles

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

Distance: 86.0 miles

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

Distance: 86.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Nederland, 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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