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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Alabama


There are several industries based in Alabama where it commonly occurred that individuals were exposed to asbestos. They include:

  • Eight power generation plants
  • Six steel and iron mills
  • Four oil refineries
  • Two marine construction and repair sites
  • Kimberly-Clark pulp and paper mill plants
  • Cement Asbestos Company plants

Eighty community water systems in Alabama also used a combination of cement mixed with asbestos to create the pipes used to funnel water throughout the water network to homes and schools. Water system overseers do not think that this is a problem; the latest tests for asbestos in the water were performed in 1994 and many of the systems have never been tested. The overseers have said that they "doubt their pipes ever leached asbestos fibers into the drinking water."

Asbestos Litigation in Alabama

Based on previous rulings, Alabama courts have not gone out of their way to help litigants in asbestos disease cases have their day in court. This has to do with when asbestos diseases are diagnosed and the aforementioned statue and rule:

  • Statute of Limitations: the period of time you have in which you must file a claim in court or forfeit the right to sue
  • Discovery Rule: the statue of limitations starts when a disease victim is diagnosed, rather than exposed

Because exposure to asbestos, which can lead to asbestos cancer, often takes several decades for symptoms to become evident, it was important that the statute of limitations begin at diagnosis for asbestos disease victims rather than date of exposure. Otherwise, the statue of limitations could easily run out, leaving the victim with no recourse in court.

Nevertheless, Alabama has put some limitations on the discovery rule as it applies to asbestos disease. The first is that you have up to one year after diagnosis to file a claim with a mesothelioma lawyer, and only if you were exposed after 19 May 1980 and have had a professional diagnosis. Unfortunately, many asbestos disease victims diagnosed at various mesothelioma clinics, were exposed before 1980, and thus have virtually no recourse to sue the negligent corporations for damages in Alabama courts.

Asbestos Exposure in Alabama Cities

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Alabama where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Alabama, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer. Click on any link below to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Alabama Jobsites

Tradesmen who worked at any of the Alabama Jobsites listed below may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk for developing one of the following asbestos related diseases: malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos related lung cancer or asbestosis.

Alabama City

  • Dwight Manufacturing Company
  • Gulf States Steel
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Southern Iron and Steel Company

Alexander City

  • Alexander City Creamery
  • Avondale Mills
  • C and G. Cooper Company
  • Russell Manufacturing Company


  • Alabama Polytechinic Inst
  • Auburn University
  • Department of Buildings & Grounds - S F Brewster
  • Southern Natural Gas


  • Courtaulds Chemical Plant
  • Halby Chemical
  • Shell Chemical
  • Stauffer Chemical Company

Bay Minette

  • International Paper Company
  • Newport Chemical
  • Newport Industries
  • Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
  • Reichold Chemical
  • Tenneco Chemicals Incorporated


  • Amer Container Paper Mill/ Container Corp Paper Mill
  • American Can Company
  • Container Corp of America
  • J. Graham Brown Educational Center
  • Jefferson Smurfit
  • T.R. Miller Mill Company Inc


  • Alabama Power Company
  • Barry Steam Plant
  • Cold Creek Plant
  • Courtalds
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Zeneca


  • American Can Company
  • American Can Paper Mill
  • James River Paper Mill
  • W.F. Carter Paint


  • Alabama Dry Dock & Shipyard Company
  • Alabama Power Company - Bark Burning Plant
  • Coastal Mobile Refinery
  • Gulf Atlantic Operations
  • Gulf Ship Building Company
  • Gulf Shipyard
  • Southeastern Production Company
  • Union Carbide
  • Wilsonville Steam

Coosa Pines

  • Beauknit Mills
  • Coosa Pines Plant
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Rust Engineering Company


  • Arnold Lumber Company
  • Cullman Creamery
  • Deep South Creamery Company
  • Deerr Electric Company
  • Graveman's Dairy - Route 1
  • King Pharr Canning
  • Lanson Industries
  • St Bernard College


  • Alabama Lumber Company
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Borden Chemical
  • Greene County Steam Plant
  • Gulf State Paper Company
  • Purity Bakery - Ovens
  • Purity Bakery - Ovens
  • Triangle Construction Company


  • Alabama Machinery & Supply Company
  • Borden's Ice Cream Company
  • Dothan Electric Light and Water Works
  • Dothan Grocery Company
  • Dothan Powerhouse
  • Farley Nuclear Power Plant
  • Faulkner Ice Company - Powell & Cherry Streets
  • Michelin Tire Corporation
  • Warneco At The Warner Manufacturing Plant


  • Alabama Steel and Wire Company
  • Ensley Steel Works
  • Harbison-Walker Refractonies Company
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal & Iron Division
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company
  • United States Steel Corporation


  • Alabama By Products
  • Allied Chemical Corp
  • Celotex
  • Fairfield Service Center
  • Fairfield Works
  • Harbison-Walker
  • Jim Walters Corp (AKA CELOTEX Corporation)
  • Koppers Company Inc
  • Tenn Coal and Iron Div
  • Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Company
  • U. S. Steel Corporation
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • USX Corporation


  • B A Rogers
  • Cherry Cotton Mills
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Florence Hardware Company
  • Knit Kote Textile Mill
  • Osborn Ice Company
  • Phila Ensley Tur
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Rogers Incorporated
  • Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
  • State Teachers College - Treasurer's Office
  • Stylon Corp
  • T M & B A Rogers
  • Tva Wilson Dam
  • Weyerhauser Paper Mill


  • Alabama Coal and Iron Company
  • Alabama Pipe
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Crossfield Ice & Ice Cream Company
  • Defense Plant Corporation
  • Engineering Sales, Inc.
  • Gadsden Alabama Furnace Company
  • Gadsden Steam Plant
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Gulf States Paper Mill
  • Gulf States Steel
  • Lily Ice Cream Company
  • LTV Steel
  • Republic Aluminum
  • Republic Steel Corp
  • Roberts Plastering
  • Singleton Plumbing & Heating
  • Southern Steel Company
  • Southern Steel District Plant Unit 9
  • United Paint & Wallpaper Company


  • Boaz Mills
  • Boaz Spinning Company Inc
  • Koolman's Quick Freeze
  • Lakeside Plant
  • Monsanto


  • Central Foundry
  • Debardeleben Coal Corp
  • Empire Coke
  • Gulf States Paper Corp
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company


  • Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Allied Paper Company
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group
  • Jackson Mill Supply Company


  • Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works
  • Lanett Cotton Mills
  • West Point Stevens
  • West Point-Pepperell, Inc.


  • Anderson Electric Company
  • Lehigh Portland Cement
  • National Metals Inc
  • Rock Wool Manufacturing Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing
  • Standard Portland Cement Company
  • Universal Atlas Cement


  • Brown & Root
  • Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
  • MacIntosh Steam Generating Plant
  • Mathieson Alabama Chemical Corp
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation


  • Alabama River Pulp Company
  • Olinkraft Inc
  • Temple Inland Forest Products
  • Vanity Fair Mills


  • Alabama College
  • Allied Products Company
  • U S Gypsum Company
  • Westinghouse


  • Adams Manufacturing Company
  • Alabama Machine & Supply Company
  • Alabama State University
  • American Service Company
  • Amoco
  • Armour & Company
  • Atlanta and West Point Railroad
  • Atlantic Coastline Railroad
  • Bear Brothers Incorporated
  • Bishop-Parker Furniture Company
  • Brockway Glass Company
  • Capital Chevrolet Company
  • Capital Refrigeration Company
  • Cloverdale Manufacturing Company
  • Collins Baking Company - Ovens
  • Dixie Land Dairy
  • Edison Electric Light and Power Company
  • First National Bank Building
  • Flack Lumber Company
  • Gambles Structural Steel
  • Gunter Air Force Base
  • Helburn Company
  • Koppers Company Inc
  • L C Young Ice Cream Company
  • Maxwell Air Force Base
  • Montgomery Lighting. and Water Power Company
  • Normandale Shopping Center
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Richard Tillis
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral
  • St Margarets Hospital
  • Standard Electric Machinery
  • State of Alabama
  • Teague Hardware Company
  • Tuskeegee Institute
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Corporation
  • Union Refining Company
  • United States Army Corps of Engin


  • American Can Company
  • James River Paper Mill
  • Marathon Southern Corp
  • Naheola Southern Corp

North Birmingham

  • Chemical Plant
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Sloss Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
  • U.S. Pipe


  • BF Goodrich
  • Opelika Foundry Company
  • Opelika Mills
  • Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Us Rubber
  • West Point Papermill
  • West Point Pepperell Manufacturing
  • West Point Stevens


  • Alabama Power Company
  • Gorgas Power Plant
  • Pratt Coal


  • American Can Company
  • Fort James
  • Fort James Operating Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • James River Dixie Northern - Georgia Pacific
  • James River Paper Company
  • Marathon Southern

Phenix City

  • Alabama Kraft Company
  • Continental Carbon
  • Mead Paper
  • Rust Engineering Company

Pine Hill

  • Industial Development Board of Camden
  • Macmillan Bloedel Particleboard, Inc.
  • Rust Engineering Company
  • Weyerhaeuser


  • International Paper
  • Prattville Paper Mill
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Corporation
  • Union Camp Paper Mill
  • Union Camp Plywood Plant


  • Shell Chemical


  • Bellefonte Nuclear Plant
  • Goodyear
  • Revere Copper & Brass


  • Alabama and Tenn. Coal and Iron Company
  • Atlas Steel
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Diamond Shamrock
  • Ford Aluminum Foundry
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • Machinists Union - Local 1189
  • Muscle Shoals Rubber Company
  • North Alabama Turn Company
  • Pipefitters Union - Local 760
  • Reynolds Alloys Company
  • Reynolds Metal
  • Sheetmetal Union - Local 48
  • Sloos Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
  • Steam Workers Union - Local 760
  • Steamfitters Union - Local 760
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Tricities Constructions
  • TVA, U.S. Chemical Corporation
  • U.S. Govt. Nitrate Plant
  • Union Aluminum
  • Union Carbide
  • United States Govt. Cyanimid Plant
  • United States Govt. Nitrate Plant


  • Mead Paperboard
  • Widows Creek Power Plant


  • Avondale Mills
  • Central Mills
  • Defense Metal Products Inc
  • Georgia Marble
  • Moretti Harrah Marble Company


  • Allen Graphite Company
  • Coosa River Ordnance Plant
  • Newbury Manufacturing Company
  • Northern Ala Coal Iron and Railway Company
  • Talladega Furnace Company
  • Talledega College


  • Alabama By-Products Corporation
  • Clow Pipe and Foundy
  • James B. Clow and Songs
  • Ketona Chemical Corporation
  • Singmaster & Breyer For Ketona Chemical Company


  • Republic Iron and Steel Company
  • Republic Steel Corp


  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Ford Company
  • Robbins Tile Company
  • Tennessee Valley Authority


  • Creasey Company
  • Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
  • Tyndall Air Force Base, Mess Hall
  • U.S. Veteran's Hospital
  • Veterans Administrative Hospital


  • Alabama Power Company
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Coosa River Station
  • Gaston Generating Station
  • Gaston Power Plant
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Segco Steam Plant
  • Southern Electric Generating
  • Wilson Memorial Hospital
  • Wilsonville Power Plant


  • Koppers Company Inc
  • Koppers Company Tar Andb Chemical Div
  • Tar Products Div Koppers Company
  • Woodward Iron & Coke

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Mesothelioma Doctors in Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located in Alabama. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Alabama

Don’t lose your right to file a claim! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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Asbestos Related News in Alabama

Birmingham Police Station Closed Due to Asbestos

Asbestos tiles at a Birmingham, Alabama, police station have caused it to shut down, and two officers have been admitted to the hospital. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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