There are numerous naturally-occurring asbestos deposits in the western part of Main which also border many more deposits in Canada along with their manufacturing plants.

Cities in Maine: Exposed to Asbestos

If you or anyone you know has ever lived and or worked, in any of the following cities, there is a likelihood that you might have been unknowingly unprotected and therefore your health detrimentally affected. Since asbestos is known to be the only cause of cancer in the mesothelium, we listed four cities immediately below (factories / companies located in these cities further down the page).  If you or a loved one may have been connected to these cities in any way shape or form, we recommend consulting a physician and/or oncologist to make sure you have not been affected.

 Augusta  –  Lewiston  –  Portland  –  South Portland

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Natural Deposits of Asbestos

If you look on the map, there is only one major highway S.R. 27, and it skirts the NW region, close to the shores of the Chain Lakes. Fortunately, the main part of the state of Maine, where most of the asbestos deposits happen to be, is barely populated. If you head along the Maine’s eastern border, that is another story altogether. Here is where you find three Asbestos Deposits. The first is along Maine’s east side, bordering with Canada’s province of New Brunswick, while the other (2) deposits are found along the coast on the peninsula which separates Blue Bay from Penobscot Bay. As a precaution, those that live and or work in these areas should find a medical clinic be tested for exposure to asbestos.

Natural Asbestos Sources

AS in Most states, Maine has numerous oldhistoric buildings, many if not most, have asbestos in them. The fact of the matter is, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has identified close to 100 different public buildings, or job sites in which asbestos has been located in populated areas around the cities of Presque Isle, Portland, Bangor, and Auburn. They include:

  • hospitalsiron foundries
  • military installations
  • paper mills
  • power generation plants
  • shipyards
  • school buildings
  • warehouses


In the state of Maine, within the last thirty years there have been close to 400 fatalities due to asbestos. Most of these were due to asbestosis rather than mesothelioma. In reality this does not make sense, because asbestosis is not malignant nor progressive.   The difference between these two fatal diseases is AWARENESS! This the key… Mesothelioma is incurable but with asbestosis, once the person is removed from the source of asbestos, the disease stops, especially if treated.

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Work sites known for Asbestos Exposure

Below is a comprehensive list of companies, operating in Maine 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:

• Abenaki Mill
• Alloy Products Company
• American Cyanamid Company
• Androscoggin Mill
• Axford Paper Company
• Bangor Hydro-Electric Company
• Bangor State Hospital
• Bath Iron Works Corporation
• Biddeford & Saco Water Company
• Biddeford Hardware & Plumbing Supply
• Blue Rock Quarry
• Boise Cascade Paper Mill
• Bowater Inc
• Bowdoin College
• Broadman Hall
• Brunswick Electric Light and Power Company
• Brunswick Naval Air Station
• Buerhaus Insulation Company
• C Y R O Industries
• Capodanno
• Central Maine Power Company
• Central Maine Power Powerhouse
• Champion Paper
• Chemitron Corp
• Chinet Company
• City of Bangor Water Works
• Colby College
• Conyngham
• Cumberland County Power and Light Company
• Cumberland Mills
• Dow Air Force Base
• Downeast Urethane Company
• Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp

• Eastern Manufacturing Company
• Eastern Paper
• Econby Corporation
• Elmer Montgomery
• Fenway Motel
• Fpl Energy Mason Llc
• Georgia Pacific Corporation
• Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
• Georgia Pacific St. Croix
• Great Northern Paper Company
• Great N. Paper Mill
• Hearst Corppejepscot PaperDiv
• Hollingsworth & Whitney Company
• Hyde Windlass Company
• International Paper Comp.
• Jay Paper Mill
• Kathadin Pulp & Paper Comp.
• Kennebec River Pulp 8 Paper Company Inc
• Keyes Fibre Company
• Kti Inc
• Kuhr Technologies, Inc.
• Lincoln Pulp & Paper
• Lockwood Company
• Loring Air Force Base
• Madison Electric
• Madison Paper Corporation
• Maine Central Railroad Company
• Maine Energy Recovery Company
• Maine Seaboard Paper Company Div of Time Inc
• Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station
• Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
• Mead Paper Group
• Mount Blue High School

• Mt Mercy Academy
• New England Insulation Company
• Northeast Coal & Dock Corp
• Northeastern Paving Corp
• Northern Chemical Industries Inc
• Northern Paper Company
• Ohemetron Corp
• Otis Mill
• Oxford Paper Company
• Pejepscot Paper Company
• Pepperell Mill
• Pharris
• Pine Tree Insulation
• Pineland Hospital & Training Center
• Pownal State School
• S.A. Maxfield Company
• S.D. Warren Company
• Saco-Lowell Shops
• Saint Regis Mill
• Sanford Mills
• Sanford Sheet Plant
• Sappi Fine Papers
• Scott Paper Company
• St. Croix Paper Company
• St. Regis Paper Company
• Standard Packaging Corp
• Union Chemical Company
• United States Naval Air Station
• University of Maine
• W.F. Wyman Power Station
• West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company
• Wiscasset Steam Plant
• Y.M.C.A.

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Asbestos Related News in Maine

  • On Dec. 18, 2015 the Forest Mill had asbestos cleanup costs estimated which had been proposed in Wilton, Maine.  The outcome: Anywhere starting at USD $900,000 and up to $1.8 Million.
  • On March 26, 2014 in the city of Kittery, Maine there was a delay of the grand opening of the Tributary Brewing Company.  The reason: Traces of Asbestos were found in the tiles in the building.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you have worked at or are currently employed at any of the companies listed above 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.

If you prefer to stay closer to home, below are two Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in your area:

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