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Wenatchee, Washington

The City of Wenatchee is the county seat of Chelan County, Washington. Located at the juncture of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers, Wenatchee is the second largest city in the state, and has a population of about 31,900. Apple growing and processing has been a dominant industry for more than a century, giving Wenatchee its nickname, "Apple Capital of the World." Manufacturing, metal refining and shipping have also played a part in the local economy. Among the city's top employers are Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, Stemilt Growers, Inc., and specialty electronics manufacturer Souriau PA&E, Inc. (formerly Pacific Aerospace & Electronics).

In 1888, the town was formally platted, and by 1893 had grown large enough to incorporate as a city. In 1893, the Great Northern Railroad came through the Wenatchee Valley, and the Mathison family established a homestead and orchards on Stemilt Hill. Stemilt Growers, Inc. was organized to sell the family's crops of apples, pears and stone fruits. Today, the family-run business has expanded to several locations, and includes the Stemilt Creek Winery. The Rock Island Dam, built in 1936, reduced flooding and provided hydroelectric power to the city, increasing the possibilities for manufacturing. The Aluminum Company of America built an aluminum smelter in 1952. Alcoa's Wenatchee Works currently occupies a 2,700-acre site above the dam. In 1948, Columbia Fruit Packers incorporated, taking over a warehouse of the former Wells & Wade Fruit Company. Columbia operated a cherry and apple packing facility in Wenatchee until 1997.

Wenatchee's history of industry and construction makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Wenatchee at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Wenatchee.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Wenatchee

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

  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Alcoa Aluminum-Wenatchee
  • Bridgeport Land Company
  • Chelan Courthouse
  • Kaweckt Chemical Company
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Puget Sound Engineering
  • Rocky Beach Dam
  • Safeway
  • Shephard Fruit Products Company
  • Sparks Ready Pak Incorporated
  • Wells & Wade Fruit Company
  • Wenatchee Daily World
  • Wenatchee High School
  • Wenatchee Steam Laundry

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Wenatchee, Washington

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Wenatchee, 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: 93.9 miles


1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Distance: 94.8 miles


1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Distance: 93.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Wenatchee, Washington

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

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

Distance: 93.0 miles

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

Distance: 93.9 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: 93.9 miles

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

Distance: 97.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Wenatchee, 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.

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