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The majority of asbestos exposure in this State is job site related as Wisconsin has no naturally occurring asbestos deposits. The two main companies that need mentioning are Georgia Pacific and Kimberly Clark, both of which are large scale paper producers. Kimberly Clark was notorious for its use of asbestos related products in its mills. Although asbestos exposure is not common in the paper and pulp mill industry several processes that these companies used had dangerously high amounts of asbestos containing materials and thus employees were affected.

Cities in Wisconsin

We have gathered a list of cities in Wisconsin where asbestos related work sites been located. If you or a loved one worked with any of the listed companies or on these job sites, there is a good possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos, which can have many detrimental effects to your health. In some cases it takes many years for asbestos exposure to cause illness, and symptoms may seem mild at first, but usually lead to mesothelioma cancer. These cities/work sites are where asbestos exposure has been reported:

Fond Du Lac
Green Bay
Madison
Marshfield

Menasha
Milwaukee
Oshkosh
OshKosh

Racine
Superior
Waukesha
Wausau

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Buildings & Powerplants

As most are aware asbestos exposure is common when older buildings begin to deteriorate. This is due in large part to the insulation (that contained asbestos) that was being used by companies prior to the discovery of its risks. Wisconsin has had several diagnoses that stemmed from buildings breaking down and the underlying asbestos being exposed.

This state also has a number of power plants which utilized brown and blue asbestos in almost all facets of their production. This is especially disturbing because asbestos inside machinery has been known to radiate outwards subjecting hazardous levels on those nearby.

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Statistics & Reported Deaths

Wisconsin has had over 700 asbestos related fatalities in the last twenty years. These numbers are considerably higher than the national average. The Milwaukee area alone accounted for nearly 150 of these deaths.

Asbestos Regulations

There is an organization called, The Lead and Asbestos Section.  They regulate public asbestos usage in products/buildings and they also monitor lead-based paint activity.  The regulations followed are derived from the website of the Revisor of Statutes Bureau.

  • Ch 254(link is external), Wis. Statutes, Environmental Health
    This state statute directs the regulating authority of the Lead and Asbestos Section regarding asbestos abatement certification and asbestos management. (PDF, 427 KB)
  • DHS 159, This Administrative Rule regulates asbestos certification and training course accreditation.
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Work sites known for Asbestos Exposure

Below is a comprehensive list of companies, operating in South Carolina, 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 C Electronics
• A C Spark Plug
• A&H, Incorporated Truckers
• A&P Products Corporation
• A.P. Green Refractory Company
• Acoustical Lab Building
• Aid Association For Lutherans
• Aid Association for Lutherans job
• Albers Milling Company
• Algoma Plywood & Veneer Company
• Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
• Alma Station
• Aluminum Manufacturing Company
• American Brass
• American Can Company
• American Motors
• Anson Hixson Sash and Door Company
• Ap Green F B Company of Wisc
• Appleton Coated Paper Company
• Appleton Electric Company
• Appleton Paper Mills
• Appleton Woolen Mills
• Aramark Corporation
• Arneson Foundry, Inc
• Ashland Iron and Steel Company
• Ashland Light Power and St. Railway Company
• Atlas Insulation Company
• Badger Army Ordinance Plant
• Badger Malleable & Manufacturing. Company
• Badger State Tanning Company
• Balliet Supply Company
• Barker Senior High School
• Bartelt Insulation Supply Inc.
• Bay Front Station
• Beam Rental Inc.
• Beaver Dam Mall Iron Company
• Beloit Box Board Company
• Beloit College
• Beloit Foundry
• Beloit Iron Works
• Beloit Memorial Hospital
• Beloit Water Gas and Electric Company
• Bergstrom Paper Company
• Berlin Machine Works
• Bettersox Knitting
• Biron Mill
• Blackhawk Station
• Boiler Water Reactor Plant
• Borg Instrumernt Company
• Bradley Knitting Company
• Breeching
• Brookfield High School
• Bucyrus Company
• Bucyrus Erie
• Burlington Brewing Company
• Burlington Junior High School
• C.B Pride Rhinelander Paper Company
• Carbonite Metal
• Carnation Company
• Carnation Milk Products Company
• Carthage College
• Cassville Power House
• Cellu Tissue
• Central Heating Plt Wisc
• Champion International Corporation
• Charles H. Besly and Company
• Charmin Paper Company
• Chevrolet Division
• Chevrolet Motor Division
• Chippewa Valley Electric Railroad Company
• City Hall
• City Hospital
• City Lbr. & Supply Company
• Combined Locks Paper Company
• Combined Paper Mills, Inc.
• Conant Junior High
• Consolidated Papers, Inc.
• Consolidated Water Pulp & Paper Company
• Consoweld Corp
• Converse School
• Coopers Inc.
• Creamery Package
• Crocker Chair Company
• Curtis Corporation
• Dairyland Power Cooperative
• Delavan Heat Light and Power Company
• Dells Paper and Pulp Company
• Delphi Automotive
• Domtar, Incorporated
• Door County Jail
• Door County Memorial Hospital
• Eastern Wisconsin Eletric Company
• Eaton Yale & Towne
• Edgewater Generating Station
• Edgewater Power Plant
• Edward L. Ryerson
• Eggers Industries, Inc.
• Electric Auto Lite Company
• Empire Petroleum Company
• Evenrude Motors
• F M Branson & Son
• F.W. Means and Company
• Falls Manufacturing Company
• Falls Paper & Power Company
• Falls Paper and Power Company
• Federal Malleable Company
• Federal Rubber Manufacturing Company
• Fiberesin, Incorporated and Rodman Industries
• First National Bank Building
• Fish Oven
• Foremost Dairies
• Forest Lawn Sanitarium
• Fox River Paper Company
• Fox River Valley Knitting
• Fox Valley Glass Aggregate
• Frank Elementary School
• Fred Randandt & Sons
• Freedom High School
• Frost Peterson Veneer Seating Company
• G. Heileman Brewing Company
• Gardner Machine Company
• Garton Toy Company
• General Motors
• Genoa Power Plant
• George W. Borg Corp
• Georgia-Pacific Corporation
• Gillette Rubber Company
• Grede Foundries
• Green Giant Canning Company
• Gregory Cook and Company

• H W Wright Lumber Company
• Hamilton & Sons Canning
• Hamilton Manufacturing Company
• Hardwood Products Corporation
• Helene Curtis
• Hold Hardwood Company
• Holly Rosary of Pompeii School
• Holt Lumber Company
• Holy Cross Diocesan Center
• Holy Cross Seminary
• Holy Family Hospital
• Home for Aged
• Howard Johnson Motel
• Hydro-Blast Corporation
• Industrial Insulation Corporation of Wisconsin
• Interlake Papers
• Interlake Pulp and Paper Company
• International Paper
• J.M. Kohler Sons Company
• James F. Luther High School
• James Foundry
• James Manufacturing
• Janesville Electric Company
• Jefferson High School
• Joerns Furniture
• John Dewey Junion High School
• John Gund Brewing Company
• Johnson Motel
• Kaukauna Paper Company
• Kearney Trucker Corp
• Kenosha Company Courthouse
• Kenosha Gas and Electric Company
• Kewaunee Nuclear Generating
• Kewaunee Power Station
• Kimberly Clark Corporation
• Kimberly High School
• Kirach Foundry
• Konrad Schreier
• Kraft Foods, Inc.
• Kwik-Mix Company
• La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor
• La Crosse Plumbing Supply, Inc.
• La Crosse Refining Company
• La Crosse University
• Ladish Company
• Ladish Crop Forge Company
• Ladish Triclover
• Lake States Enterprises
• Lake Superior District Power Corporation
• Lake Superior Iron Chemical Company
• Lakeside Packing
• Land and River Imprint Company
• Larsen Company
• Larson Plywood Company
• Lehigh Valley Coal Company
• Line Material Company
• Lloyd Manufacturing. Company
• Locks Mill
• Lourds Hall
• Luther Hospital
• Malleable Iron Range Company
• Malone’s Drug Store
• Manitowoc City Hospital
• Manitowoc Portland Cement
• Manitowoc Power Plant
• Manitowoc Public Utilities
• Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc
• Marathon Graphic Arts
• Marathon Paper Mills Company
• Marinette and Menominee Paper Company
• Marinette Ga,s Electric, Light, and Street Railway Company
• Marinette Menominee Paper Company
• Marinette Paper Company
• Memorial Mall Shopping Center
• Mexican Plantation Company
• Mid‐Cities Shopping Center
• Miller Electric
• Milw Road Siding
• Milwaukee County Institutions & Departments
• Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company
• Milwaukee Electric Tool
• Minergy Corp
• Mirro Aluminum Company
• Modern Equipment Company
• Mosinee Paper Corp
• Mosinee Paper Mills Company
• Motor Castings Company
• Murphy Products
• Nash Kelvinator Corp
• Nash Motors Company
• National Container Corp of Wisconsin
• National Electric Manufacturing Company
• Neenah Brass & Alum
• Neenah Foundry, Inc.
• Neenah Menasha Disposal
• Neenah Paper Company
• Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company
• Nekoosa Foundry & Machinery
• Nekoosa Paper Company
• Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company
• Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Company, Inc.
• Nelson Dewey Station
• Nestle Company Inc
• Nestle Usa, Inc.
• New Craft Mill
• New Junior High School
• New London High School
• New Page Group, Incorporated
• New page – Niagara Mill
• New page Corporation
• New page Group Inc.
• Normington Laundry
• Northern Door Corporation
• Northern Furniture Company
• Northern Petro Chemical Company
• Northern States Power Company
• Northwestern Grass Furn Company
• Northwestern Insulation Company, Inc.
• O*Tenberg Iron Works
• Oak Creek Powerhouse
• Oconomowoc High School
• Oconomowoc Junior High School
• Oconto Falls Paper Company
• Oconto Falls Tissue Inc.
• Oconto Hospital
• Olin Corporation
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Oshkosh State College
• Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Owens Illinois Glass Company

• P. B. Yates Machine Company
• P. H. Glatfelter Company
• Pabst Farms
• Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company
• Packaging Corp of America
• Packaging Corporation of America
• Parker Pen Company
• Peterson Builders, Inc.
• Pick Automotive Company
• Pick Manufacturing Company
• Plainwell Tissue
• Plastics Engineering Company
• Poellinger Plastering Services
• Point Beach Nuclear Plant
• Pope and Talbot
• Port Edwards Mill
• Preway Inc.
• Research Lab
• Rhinelander Paper Company, Inc.
• Ripon High School
• Riverside Paper Company
• Riverside Paper Corporation
• Riverview Hospital
• Rock Island Corp Resinwood Div
• Rock River Generating Station
• Rodman Industries
• Samson Tractor Company
• Scott Paper Company
• Scott Paper Mill
• Sentinel Insurance
• Sentry Equipment Company
• Sheboygan Chair Company
• Sheboygan Glass Company, Inc.
• Sheboygan Light, Heat, and Power Company
• Sheboygan Light, Power, and Railway Company
• Sheboygan Manufacturing Company
• Sheboygan Memorial Hospital
• Sheboygan Powerhouse
• Shoreline Supply Company
• Skalski Company The
• Southwest Elementary School
• Speed Queen
• Spindler Company
• Splicewood Corporation
• St. Bernadette School
• St. Catherines Hospital
• St. Coletta’s School
• St. Josephs Academy
• St. Mary’s School
• St. Peters School
• St. Regis Corporation
• St. Regis Paper
• St. Therese School
• Standard Manufacturing Company
• State Fair Park
• Sterling Pulp & Paper Company
• Stevens Point Division
• Stoppenbach Sausage
• Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding
• Summit Elementary School
• Superior Water Light and Powr. Company
• Taylor Insulation Company, Inc.
• Tenneco Packaging
• The Ladish Company
• The Trane Company
• The Vollrath Company
• Theda Clark Memorial Hospital
• Thermo Fisher Scientific
• Thilmany Pulp & Paper Company
• Thos. B. Jeffrey Company
• Tomahawk Kraft Paper Company
• Trane Company
• Trinity Hospital
• Tuttle Press Company
• Two Rivers Community Hospital
• Two Rivers Hospital Job
• U.S. Lighthouse Keepers Quarters
• U.S. Plywood Corporation
• Union Grove High School
• Unit Crane & Shovel
• Unit Drop Forge
• United States Rubber Company
• University of Wisconsin
• Utilities Power Plant
• Valley Iron Works Company
• Valley Ready Mixed Cement Company
• Veterans Administration Hospital
• Veterans Hospital
• Vetter Company
• Vinyl Plastics, Inc.
• Vpi Corporation
• Wabash Power Equipment
• Wansau Paper Mills Company
• Washington Heights High School
• Washington Junior High School
• Water and Light Commission
• Water Pollution Control
• Wausau Mosinee Paper
• Wausau Sulphate Fibre Company
• Wausaw Paper Mills Inc
• Werner Laundry
• West Allis Memorial Hospital
• West Allis Works
• West Bend Aluminum
• West Bend Company
• West Superior Iron and Steel Company
• White House Milk Company
• Whiting Plover Paper Company
• Willy and Company
• Windsor Spring Company
• Wisconsin Acoustic & Fireproof
• Wisconsin Acoustic & Fireproof
• Wisconsin Cabinet and Panel Company
• Wisconsin Construction Company
• Wisconsin Light and Power Company
• Wisconsin Minnesota Light and Power Company
• Wisconsin Power & Light Company
• Wisconsin Power & Light Company
• Wisconsin Public Service Company
• Wisconsin Public Service Corp
• Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
• Wisconsin School For The Deaf
• Wisconsin State University
• Wisconsin Telephone Company
• Wisconsin Tract L H and P Company
• Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp
• Xcel Energy
• YMCA
• Yates-American Machine Company

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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.

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
1400 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

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Show Sources

Resources:

  1. http://www.asbestosnation.org/facts/asbestos-deaths/wi/ (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 10 October 2016).
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
  4. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/regulations.htm
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