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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in Vermont

Vermont

Vermont was the home of America's first commercial asbestos mines; the Green Mountains contain an abundance of serpentine, which is the source is “white” chrysotile asbestos. This was by far the most common type of asbestos used commercially. In addition, there is at least one area of the state that contains amphibole asbestos, located in the northern part of the state near the Canadian border.

Asbestos Use in Vermont

Asbestos was used in many building materials before 1980. These materials included:

  • transite (a type of wall board made from asbestos-reinforced concrete)
  • roofing shingles
  • linoleum flooring
  • ceiling tiles
  • “popcorn” ceiling texturing
  • pipe lagging and insulation
  • concrete water pipes
  • vermiculite, a type of clay contaminated with tremolite asbestos used for insulation)

In Vermont, asbestos is frequently found in private homes as well as public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and office buildings.

Power Plants and Asbestos in Vermont

Asbestos was used extensively in power generation plants, both as a flame retardant and as an insulator against heat and electrical current. Asbestos was used for electric wiring, panel partitions, and electrical cloth as well as the insulation used to pack electrical conduits and the buildings themselves. Workers who have been negligently exposed should seek legal counsel from a mesothelioma lawyer.

Both the Center for Health Statistics data and the results of a Puerto Rican research study show that electrical power facilities are quite hazardous when it comes to asbestos exposure. One such plant is the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, owned and operated by Entergy Nuclear since 2002.

Mesothelioma Statistics in Vermont

During the 1980s and 1990s, there were a total of 75 deaths due to asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, recorded in the state of Vermont out of a population of approximately 624,000.

Vermont Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

The following list of cities in the state of Vermont all are home to jobsites known to have asbestos containing materials. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Vermont, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Vermont Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the Jobsites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk to develop: malignant mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, or asbestosis.

Bellows Falls

  • Fall Mountain Mill
  • Green Mountain Paper
  • International Paper Company
  • White Mt Paper Company
  • Wyman Flint and Sons

Bennington

  • Bennington Pottery Company
  • Black Cat Textiles
  • Board of Education
  • Cooperative Design
  • H E Bradford Company

Montpelier

  • Consolidated Light and Power Company
  • Consolidated Lighting. Company
  • Corry Deavitt Frost Electric Company
  • Montpelier and Barre Light and Power Company
  • National Life Insurance Company

Rutland

  • Dial Exchange Building
  • Gmc Infirmary
  • Green Mountain College
  • Howe Scale Company
  • Rutland Hospital
  • Vermont Electric Power Company Inc.
  • Vermont Marble

Saint Albans

  • Air Route Surveillance Radar
  • Central Vermont Railways
  • Koffee & Teachout
  • St. Albans Cooperative Creamery Company
  • St. Albans Electric Light and Power Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Vermont

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Vermont. 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.


University of Vermont College of Medicine
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

Mesothelioma Doctors in Vermont

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

Dr. Claire Verschraegen
Vermont Regional Cancer Center
Hematology/Oncology Division, UVM Given College of Medicine Building
89 Beaumont Avenue, Suite E-214
Burlington, VT 05405

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Vermont

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Vermont, 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.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and their Families

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Sources

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. “Who Is At Risk of Exposure to Asbestos?” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/asbestos/risk2.html (accessed 23 August 2010).

Cabrera-Santiago, Manuel et al. “Prevalence of Asbestos-Related Disease Among Electrical Power Generation Workers in Puerto Rico.” Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007.

Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Vermont.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma (September 2006)

Gale, Marjorie. “Geology of Vermont Belvidere Mountain, Eden and Lowell.” Vermont Geological Survey, 2000.
http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/geo/bmtn.htm (accessed 23 August 2010).

Wallace, P. “Eden Asbestos Mine Among First in U.S.” News and Citizen (Morrisville, VT), February 22, 1990.

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