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Oak Ridge, located in eastern Tennessee, occupies a southern portion of Anderson County and an eastern portion of Roane County. Established in 1942, Oak Ridge, one of the only cities to be entirely created because of a war, was a major site of the Manhattan Project—the massive United States government operation that developed the world’s first atomic weapons. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers purchased approximately 60,000 acres of rural farmland to build a “temporary” city and three facilities to develop technology that would end World War II. By the summer of 1945, Oak Ridge had approximately 75,000 residents, making the brand new town the fifth largest city in Tennessee. After World War II, the city transitioned from a “temporary” military town into an independent city and incorporated in 1959. Through the years, Oak Ridge has been nicknamed the Atomic City, the Secret City, the Ridge, and the City Behind the Fence.

Oak Ridge Overview

Today, Oak Ridge is home to approximately 27,000 residents. Scientific development still plays a significant role in the city’s economy and culture in general. While the federal government projects in Oak Ridge are smaller in scale and scope, they are still the city’s principal economic activity and one of the major employers in the Knoxville metropolitan area. The Department of Energy owns the federal sites and maintains a major office in the city. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest multipurpose lab in the Department of Energy’s National Laboratory system. The K-25 plant, where uranium was enriched until 1985, is being decommissioned and decontaminated. The Y-12 plant, originally used for electromagnetic separation of uranium, is still in use for nuclear weapons processing and materials storage.

We have confirmed that Oak Ridge has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Workers and others exposed to asbestos-containing products may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma, a form of asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Oak Ridge and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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

  • Allegheny Electric
  • Anderson Company
  • Area 5 Complex
  • Area K25, Ibm Building
  • Area K25, Maxon Personnel Office
  • Area X-10, Steam Plant
  • Area Y-12
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Atomic Energy Plant
  • Bull Run Steam Plant
  • Clinton Engineer Works
  • Co-Op Construction
  • Department of Energy
  • Federal Building
  • Garden Apartments
  • Government Housing Project
  • H. K. Ferguson Company
  • Hagaman Electric Company
  • Housing Project
  • Jefferson High School
  • K-25 Plant
  • Kaighon & Hughs
  • Martin Marietta and Union Carbide
  • Martin Marietta Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Company Plant
  • O R G D Plant
  • Oakridge National Laboratory
  • Rust Engineering
  • Tennessee Eastman Corporation
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Union Carbide Chemical Div
  • Union Carbide Nuclear Div
  • United States Atomic Energy Commission
  • Y-12 Area
  • Y-12 Plant

Mesothelioma Doctors near Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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

Dr. Eric S. Lambright
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232

Oak Ridge, Tennessee Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Oak Ridge

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Oak Ridge, Tennessee for your convenience.

Tennessee Treatment Support Services
Patient Transport
  • All Right Taxi 
  • Southeastrans 
    (Chattanooga )
Physical Therapy
  • Alliance Physical Therapy 
    (Chattanooga )

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a claim. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Tennessee.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Oak Ridge

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.

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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.

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