Exposure of Asbestos within Kentucky has mostly appeared in natural gas plants, oil refineries, power plants & in industrial chemical plants as well as construction sites. Geologically asbestos does not naturally appear as a mineral in Kentucky.

Cities in Kentucky: Exposed to Asbestos

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Kentucky where asbestos work sites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or work sites in Kansas, 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 whole list of work sites in that city.

Bowling Green
Calvert City



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Construction Trades in Kentucky

For over 150 years (ACMs) Asbestos-containing materials, were used widely in building construction. What was produced comprised of over 3000 products that include wallboards made of asbestos, (fireproof) shingles, acoustic tiles, insulation, flooring band ceiling texture, and sadly they are still manufactured & sold in the United States, with asbestos.

So you can see… it still possesses a problem today. Those that work in renovation and demolition of buildings are at a significant risk of exposure and should seek medical attention. Historic buildings are all over Kentucky, It’s not unlikely that dangers such as those of asbestos will continue undetected by local health authorities such as the EPA.

Chemical Plants

Chemical Plants such as the Louisville Chemical Plant & Alcoa Aluminum was known to have used Crocidolite.   Others refer to it as blue asbestos. An extremely dangerous, spear-like fiber that is highly resistance to acidic and corrosive chemicals, and tends to destroy our cells more than the white version of Asbestos referred to as Chrysotile asbestos.

Military Bases

During the beginning of World War II, the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, constructed Fort Campbell, used asbestos in their buildings as well as their boiler rooms. Army personnel stationed there, including maintenance workers, and pipe-fitters, between 1940 & 1970 were most likely exposed to a considerable amount of asbestos.


Asbestos – was the cause of death for 1 out of every ten thousand Kentuckians during a period of 20 years before the turn of the century in the year 2000. Seventy-five percent of these were due to mesothelioma & concentrated itself profoundly around the urbanized Louisville sector. Between asbestosis and mesothelioma, mesothelioma is more fatal than the other. Asbestosis is not malignant and can be treated, while Mesothelioma is not curable; most die within eighteen months.

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Work sites known for Asbestos Exposure

Below is a comprehensive list of companies, operating in Kentucky, that have had known cases of Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Pericardial Mesothelioma, or Testicular Mesothelioma. Workers who were employed at any of these companies may have been subjected to life threatening levels of Asbestos.

Companies in alphabetical order:

• A & G Farm Fresh Eggs Incorporated
• Acme Mills
• AEP Big Sandy Power Station
• Arkema, Inc.
• Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
• Ashland Petroleum Company
• Ashland Synthetic Fuels Inc
• B.J. Shaw
• Ballard High School
• Bechtel Corporation
• Beer Distributing Warehouse
• Big River Electric Corp
• Big River Power
• Big Rivers Steam Plant
• Black Diamond Coal Company
• Britts Department Store
• Browning Manufacturing
• C & O Railroad
• C. W. Rogers Station
• Calgon Corporation
• Campbell Country Hospital
• Carbide & Carbon Chemical
• Cardinal Industrial Ins.
• Carnation Company
• Carroll County High School
• Centre College
• Chamber’s Construction
• Charles Taylor & Sons
• Charleston Bottoms
• Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
• Chiller University Center
• Clarence Bailey Construction
• Clark Company Hosp.
• Coleman Steam Plant
• Colt Industries
• Commercial Poultry House
• Commonwealth of KY Western State Hospital
• Cooper Powerhouse
• Csx Transporation, Inc.
• Dale Generating Plant
• Dale Generating Station
• Danville Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
• Danville Plaza
• Dix Dam Power Plant
• Dow Corning Plant
• E C Ernest Electric Company
• E. W. Brown Generating Station
• E. W. Brown Power Station
• East Kentucky Power Coop
• East Kentucky Powerhouse

• East Kentucky Rural Electric
• Eastern Kentucky State College
• Eastern Kentucky University
• Eastern State College
• Eastern State Teachers College
• Elizabethtown High School
• Ellis Ice and Coal Company
• EM Barracks Complex
• F. H. Magraw Company
• Forbes and Brothers
• Fort Knox
• Fort Knox Hospital
• G C Burkhead Elementary School
• General Electric Company
• General Insulation
• Green River Power Plant
• Gulf Oil
• Hardin County Memorial Hospital
• Highlands High School
• Hooker Chemical Corp
• Hooker Electrochemical Company
• Hopkinsville Sewage Treatment Plant
• Indian Trial School
• Inland Steel
• Ireland Hospital
• Jennie Stuart Hospital
• Jesus Our Savior Church
• John Sherman Cooper Station
• John Welker Company
• Johnson School
• Kbi Plant
• Kenneth C. Coleman Power Plant
• Kentucky Galvanizing Company
• Kentucky Power Company
• Kentucky Public Service Company
• Kentucky State Hospital
• Kentucky Stone Asphalt Plant
• Kentucky Utilities Company
• Klondike Elementary School
• Koppers Company
• Ky and Wv Gas Company
• L. M. Marcum Company
• Latonia Refining Corporation
• Latonia Shopping Center
• Louisa Power
• M & T Chemical, Inc
• Marathon Refinery Kentucky
• Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Maysville Public Service Company
• Memorial Hospital

• Middle School
• Middlesboro Kentucky Hospital
• Morehead State College
• Morehead State Teachers College
• National Lead
• National Southwire Aluminum Company
• Northwestern Railroad
• Occidental Chemical Corporation
• Okonite Company
• Old K. W. W. Siding
• Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Owens-Corning Glass
• Palm Beach Company
• Paradise Steam Plant
• Pine Hills Construction
• Pleasure Ridge Vocational School
• Power Plant
• Queen City Steel
• R.C. Owen Lumber
• Raceland Car Shops
• Reid Generating Station
• Rice Drywall & Painting
• Robert Johnson School
• Russell Engine Terminal
• Russell Ferguson Building
• Ruth Mayer School
• Shawnee Steam Plant
• Sohio Oil Company
• Somerset Refinery
• Spurlock Powerhouse
• State of Kentucky
• Stylrite Prefab Homes
• Tank Repair Shop
• Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Tenn-Flake
• Tva Fertilizer – Powerplant
• Tyrone Power House
• Union Carbide Nuclear Company
• V.R. Davis Construction Company
• Veteran’s Affairs Hospital
• Warehouse For Stock
• Western Kentucky Insane Asylum
• Western Kraft Corp
• Westinghouse Electric Company
• Weyerhaeuser Company
• Whitehurst Plumbing & Heating
• Williamette Industries
• Zilpo Recreational Park

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Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Kansas

If you have worked at or are currently employed at any of these companies and suspect, you maybe have been subjected to unsafe amounts of asbestos we are here to help! We have compiled a list of what we believe to be The Top Ten Mesothelioma Cancer Centers across the country.

James Graham Brown Cancer Center

James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40292

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