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Port Neches, Texas

Port Neches, once known as Grigsby's Bluff, is a riverfront community in eastern Jefferson County approximately 15 miles south of Beaumont, 50 miles southeast of Lake Charles, and 90 miles east of Houston. Situated on a the banks of the Neches River and about 8 miles north of the Inter-coastal Waterway and Sabine Lake, Port Neches is located entirely in the Texas Coastal Prairie. From agriculture and timber to oil and synthetics, Port Neches relied heavily on the Neches river. Today, the river is a popular attraction for residents and tourists alike. Home to more than 13,000 residents and surrounded by large industry, Port Neches is a city with a modern, small-town atmosphere and big sense of community.

Port Neches' history began with the birth of the petroleum industry in the lower Neches River area. In 1902, the Central Asphalt and Refining constructed a plant near Grigsby's Bluff. That same year, a town site on the new Kansas City railroad was drawn up and called Port Neches. In 1906, the Texas Company (later Texaco) purchased and remodeled the plant, attracting more refineries and oil-related industries that would provide Port Neches with a basis for its economy. In 1927, Port Neches incorporated. In 1955, A 100,000-ton butadiene plant built by the federal government at Port Neches during World War II was sold to Goodrich-Gulf and Texas U.S. Chemical. Despite a severe economic decline caused by lower oil prices in the 1980s, the city continued to grow. In 2000, Port Neches’ population was 13,601 with 327 businesses. For a small community, Port Neches can boast of having one of the largest synthetic rubber plants in the world and a multi-million dollar chemical plant. Some of the largest employers in Port Neches today include Huntsman, Premcor, and Motiva.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Port Neches. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers near Port Neches are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Port Neches and then diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Port Neches

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

  • Ameripol-Synpol
  • B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Huntsman Corp
  • International Specialty Prod
  • Jefferson Chemical Company
  • Nechas Butane Products Company
  • Neches Butane Products Company
  • Png High School
  • Port Neches Refinery
  • Rubber Synthetics Plant
  • Synpol Refinery
  • Texaco Asphalt Plant
  • Texaco Butadiene & Synpol Inc.
  • Texaco Butane
  • Texaco Chemical Plant
  • Texaco Inc. Refinery
  • Texaco, Neches Butune
  • Texas - U.S. Chemical Plant
  • Texas Company
  • Union 76
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Woodcrest Elementary

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Port Neches, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Port Neches, 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: 89.6 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 89.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Port Neches, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Port Neches, 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: 89.6 miles

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

Distance: 89.6 miles

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

Distance: 89.6 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: 89.6 miles

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

Distance: 89.6 miles

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

Distance: 89.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Port Neches, 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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