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Asbestos Exposure in Vancouver, WA

Vancouver is a city in Clark County, Washington. Located on the Columbia River, Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County, with a population of approximately 161,700. Originally a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company, Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1857. Lumber, fur, ships and aluminum are among the products that Vancouver has produced over the years. Current top employers include Hewlett-Packard, Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente healthcare. Vancouver is also home to Clark College and a campus of Washington State University.

During the early 20th century, shipbuilding became a vital industry in Vancouver. The Standifer Steel Shipyard built ships from 1918-1921. In 1942, Kaiser Company opened a new shipyard to produce ships for the war effort. The yard closed after the war and was sold to Gilmore Steel around 1960. From 1849 until 2010, Vancouver was also home to the Vancouver Barracks, a U.S. Army post. One of the activities of the barracks during World War II was the operation of a spruce mill which provided plywood for airplane construction. The barracks site and its historic buildings is now operated by the National Park Service. ALCOA operated an aluminum smelter from 1940 to 1985. The property is currently owned by the Port of Vancouver. As heavy industry has declined in Vancouver towards the end of the 20th century, much of the waterfront area is being redeveloped for residential and other uses.

Vancouver has a history of heavy industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Vancouver at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Vancouver.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Vancouver

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

  • Alcoa Aluminum-Vancouver
  • Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
  • Ameer
  • Becco Chemical Div
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Buffalo Electric Chemical
  • California Packing Corp
  • CCC Boring Company
  • City Sewage Treatment
  • Ford Machinery and Chemical Corporation
  • Fort Vancouver Plywood
  • George Vancouver
  • J R Harvey
  • Johnny Ray Boiler Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Shipyard - Vancouver
  • Lucky Lager
  • Mackall Paine Veneer Company
  • North Shore Boat Works
  • Pacific Inland Navigation
  • United States Spruce Porduction Corp
  • Vancouver Light and Power Company
  • Vancouver Shipyard
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Vancouver, Washington

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


3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, CR 145
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 12.7 miles


501 NW Elks Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330

Distance: 77.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Vancouver, Washington

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

Dr. Paul H. Schipper
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L353
Portland, OR 97239

Distance: 12.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Vancouver, 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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