Like in many other states Missouri is finding that, as they renovate old buildings, they are finding Asbestos in them and it’s not an issue that can be dealt with lightly. Among many other work sites, Missouri has two chemical companies, two power generation plants, a university, and a car assembly plant worth mentioning especially.

For those that don’t know asbestos is actually a generic term for different minerals found in rocks. These minerals tend to be flexible, fibrous and soft. Because of it’s makeup, it works well as insulation from heat and or electric conductors. Its added to clothing, wiring, iron and or cement in order to slow the process of a building burning down too quickly.

Although asbestos has saved billions of dollars in property, as well as hundreds of thousands of lives, it can also be quite catastrophic to the respiratory system of a human. Asbestos diseases include:

  1. lung cancer
  2. mesothelioma (cancer of the visceral lining)
  3. fibrosis (an increase of fibrous tissue in the lungs)
  4. pleural plaques and thickening

Cities in Montana

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 unknowingly contaminated and therefore detrimentally affected your health contracting Mesothelioma or it’s causing agent – Asbestos. Please look below and see if your city, or a city of a loved one is listed below:

Columbia
Independence
Joplin

Kansas City
Moberly
Saint Joseph

Saint Louis
Springfield

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Asbestos Varieties

As mentioned earlier there are varieties if Asbestos. Ninety seven percent of all asbestos comes from a fairly soft variation known as either “white “asbestos or chrysotile. Very much considered an idyllic flame retardant. Another form is referred to as “blue” asbestos or Crocidolite. This tends to be more resistant electrical current, or burning chemical substances.  These fibers are spear-like and hard, causing cellular mutations much quicker than chrysotile. A third type of asbestos is amosite, having substantial tensile strength, it was used widely in the manufacture of water casings, pipes, asbestos cement sheets and electrical insulation.
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Asbestos Industries

Most people don’t know it, but asbestos is used to make gasket material as well as brake linings. The Mack Truck assembly plant in Joplin Missouri is just another work site where workers have run a higher risk of asbestos disease, due to the asbestos-containing materials used. During processing, these fibers mingled freely mixing with the air, exposing not only laborers at the plant itself, but those living and working in the vicinity as well. It’s also been shown that when vermiculate ore is mined, that by itself it’s harmless, but can also be contaminated with another type tremolite asbestos, which is deadly.

The handling of Asbestos has become such an issue that laws are made as to the proper way to deal with it. An owner of a major hotel chain in the state of Kansas was doing some renovating, and in order to save money they hired untrained workers at min. wage to get rid of it, only to be found guilty of not hiring professionals. The owner was given fines tallying $300,000.

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Asbestos Natural Sources

There are two natural deposits of amphibole asbestos in Missouri. One is located very close to the Ozark Mountain area and the other is southwest of Poplar Bluff. At one time there was also a chrysotile mine in the same area, but no longer functioning.
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Reported Deaths

Between the years of 1980 – 2000, a 20-year span, 624 residents of Missouri died from an asbestos-related cancer. 62% of these deaths were caused by malignant mesothelioma. While asbestosis is far more common, but is not immediately fatal. Mesothelioma patients on the other hand survive no more than 18 months following such a diagnosis. Most of the fatalities occurred in urban areas; St. Louis accounted for about one-quarter of the total.
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Work sites known for Asbestos Exposure

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

• 3M Plant
• A.B. Chance Company
• A.P. Green Fire Brick Company
• A.P. Green Refractories
• Aeci/New Madrid Power Plant
• Ameren Ue
• American Cyanamid Company
• American Oil Refinery
• Amoco
• Amoco Oil Company
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Ashley Powerhouse
• Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.
• Atlas Portland Cement Company
• Baldwin-Ehret-Hill, Inc.
• Bechtel Power
• Bendix
• Bethlehem Steel Company
• Board of Public Works
• Bothwell Hospital
• Brown L N Contractor
• Bulk Mail
• Bureau of Mines
• Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
• Cenral Missouri Electric
• Central Electric Power Cooperative
• Chamois Powerhouse
• Charmin Paper Products Company
• Chemalloy Foundery Company
• Chemplex Job
• Chillicothe Municipal Uti
• Chillicothe Powerhouse
• Chrysler Corporation
• Chrysler Plymouth Plant
• City Light and Traction Company
• City of Marshall
• City Water Company of Chillicothe
• Clinton Generating Plant
• Clinton Missouri Plant
• Cole Company Court House
• Concordia Electric Light Company
• Consumers Cooperative
• Co-Op Grease Plant
• Corn Products Refining Company
• Cpc International, Inc
• Custodis Construction Company
• Department of Penal Institutions
• Douglas Aircraft
• Dow Chemical
• Economy Steam Heating and Electric Company
• Farmland Industries
• Flexible Packaging
• Ford Motor Company
• Forest Park Jr College
• Fort Scott Nevada Light Ht. Water and Power Company
• Fulton Coding Tower
• Fulton Powerhouse
• General Hospital
• Gilbert & Associates, Inc.

• Glaze Construction Company
• Green Light and Power Company
• Greenhouse
• Hannibal Powerhouse
• Harbison-Walker Refractories Company
• Hercules Power Company, Inc.
• Illinois Traction System
• Independence Power Station
• International Shoe Company
• International Shoe Company
• ity Hospital
• Jefferson City Light Heat and Power Company
• Jefferson City Powerhouse
• Kansas City Power & Light Company
• Kas. Cy. Sml. Arms Amm. Plight
• Keene Corporation
• Kirksville High School
• La Crosse Lumber Company
• Labadie Powerhouse
• Lake City Arsenal
• Lake City Ordnance Plant
• Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
• Madison Lead and Land Company
• Mallincrodt Chemical Works
• Marshall Light, Heat and Power Company
• Marshall State School
• Maryville Electric Light and Power Company
• Material Engineering
• Mc Graw Edison Company
• Mcgraw Hill Publishing
• Meramec Mine
• Mesker Brothers Iron Company
• Mexico Refractories Div
• Mfa Grain Division Soybean
• Midland Brick Sales
• Missile Site
• Missouri 73
• Missouri Cobalt Company
• Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
• Missouri Portland Cement Company
• Missouri Power & Light
• Missouri Public Service Company
• Missouri State School
• Missouri Utilities Company
• Mo Portland Cement Company
• Mo Power and Light Company
• Mo State Penitentiary
• Mocon Inc
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Montrose Power Plant
• Montrose Power Station
• Montrose Steam Elec Station
• Moseley Manufacturing Company
• National Lead Company
• Natkin & Company
• Ne Mo State Teachers College
• Nevada State Hospital
• New Madrid Powerhouse
• New Madrid Steam Generating Plant

• Nl Industries, Inc.
• Noranda Aluminum Inc
• North American Lead Company
• North Kansas City Memorial Hospital
• Northwest Missouri State College
• Northwest Missouri State University
• Olin Arms
• Olin Corporation
• Olin Revere Realty
• Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Pawnee Elementary School
• Pea Ridge Iron Ore Mine
• Pittsburgh Corning Corp
• Portage Desioux Powerhouse
• Power Station
• Printpack
• Radford Arsenal
• Ralph Green Station
• Rauch Tool Manufacturing Company
• Rupprecht Brothers
• Saint Joseph Lead Mine
• Saint Mary’s Hospital
• Shell Oil Company
• Sherman Plumbng & Heating
• Sioux Power Plant
• South School
• Southeast Missouri State College
• Southwestern Electric Power Company
• St Louis Plate Glass Company
• St. Jude Industrial Park
• St. Louis Municipal Airport
• Standard Oil Company of Indiana
• State Hospital
• State Industrial School For Girls
• Steam Generating Plant
• Sugar Creek Refinery
• Sunnydale Academy
• Thomas Hill Energy Center
• Thomas Hill Powerhouse
• Tnt Plant
• Trailridge Jr. H.S.
• Truman State University
• Trumbull Asphalt
• U. S. Atomic Energy Commission – Uranium Division
• Ultrafiner Unit
• Union Carbide Corporation
• Union Electric & Power Company
• United States Gypsum Company
• Universal Atlas Cement Company
• Uranium Ore Processing Plant
• Us Bureau of Mines
• Utilicorp United, Inc.
• Valley Park Land Company
• Weldon Springs
• Western Waxide Plant
• Westinghouse Electric Company – Thomas Hill Power Sta – Unit #2
• Whiteman Air Force Bas
• Woodman Engineering Corp

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Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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 treatment centers in your area as well as what we believe to be the Top Mesothelioma Cancer Centers across the country.

Walker Medical Building
12855 North Forty Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141

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Show Sources

Resources:

  1. http://www.asbestosnation.org/facts/asbestos-deaths/mo/ (photo)
  2. Geological Research, Analyses and Services Programs. “Naturally Occurring Asbestos Locations in the Contiguous U.S. and Alaska.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 25 May 2007.
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/noa/usamap.pdf (accessed 9 October 2016).
  3. Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Missouri.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma (September 2005.)
  4. EWG Action Fund. “W. R. Grace Hotspots in Missouri.” Environmental Working Group, 1 June 2005.
    http://www.ewg.org/files/MO_factsheet.pdf (accessed 23 August 2010).
  5. http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
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