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Olympia, Washington

Olympia is a city on Puget Sound in the state of Washington. Since 1852, Olympia has been the county seat of Thurston County, and became the state capital in 1889. Today the 18.5 square-mile city is home to nearly 46,500 people. Once a major shipping and industrial center, Olympia today is home to Evergreen State College and St. Martins University and is a typical college town with a lively arts scene. State government is the largest employment sector, followed by education and healthcare, and tribal enterprises.

Olympia was settled around 1846. From 1851-1854, the city was the location for the Puget Sound customs, making it a center of shipping activity. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad unexpectedly bypassed Olympia, and the city raised funds for a small private rail spur. Agriculture, and particularly dairy farming, was one of the main industries prior to the 20th century. In 1896, the Capitol Brewing Company was founded. Changing its name to Olympia Brewing Company in 1902, the brewery survived the Prohibition years by making fruit juices. The brewery moved to Tumwater in 1933. The 1920s brought co-op plywood mills Olympia Veneer and Washington Veneer Company. Olympia Veneer eventually merged with St. Regis, and the plant closed in 1967. Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, which owned a controlling interest in Washington Veneer in 1947, sold its share to Georgia-Pacific, which liquidated the plant in 1969. A few lumber companies, including Hardel Plywood, Solid Wood Plywood and Delson Lumber, lasted into the late 20th century. In recent decades, Olympia's waterfront manufacturing has declined, and the area has seen some gentrification.

Olympia has a history of manufacturing and construction during a period when asbestos-containing products were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma oncologists located in or near Olympia at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Olympia, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Olympia

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

  • Casco Company
  • City of Olympia Maintenance Center
  • Continental Can Company
  • Evergreen State College
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Company
  • Kicwit Massart
  • Olympia Brewing Company
  • Olympia Christian School
  • Olympia Parking Garages
  • State Capitol Building
  • Washington Public Service Company
  • Washington State Capitol
  • Washington State Patrol Supply Building
  • Washington Veneer Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Olympia, Washington

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


1221 Madison Street
Arnold Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 48.1 miles


1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Distance: 49.7 miles


1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Distance: 51.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Olympia, Washington

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

Dr. Eric Vallieres
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Cancer Institute-Surgical Practices
1101 Madison Street, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 48.1 miles

Dr. Alexander Farivar
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street, Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104

Distance: 48.1 miles

Dr. Howard Jack West
Swedish Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center
5300 Tallman Ave NW
3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98107

Distance: 50.5 miles

Dr. Michael S. Mulligan
University of Washington Medical Center
UWMC Thoracic Surgery Clinic
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Distance: 51.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Olympia, Washington

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Washington, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Washington

Washington Asbestos Contractor Charged With Falsifying Disposal Documents

A1 Asbestos LLC is being accused of falsifying disposal documents to an Okanogan County landfill and offering false statements to state department officials.

$3.5 Million Awarded In Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Case

Barbara Brandes dies of mesothelioma cancer contracted through secondary household asbestos exposure and $3.5 million is awarded to her estate as a result.

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