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Mesothelioma and Asbestos in Missouri


Asbestos sites in Missouri include two power generation plants, two chemical companies, a motor vehicle assembly plant and a university, where asbestos was discovered during renovation.

Asbestos (actually a generic term for several different minerals that are made of rock, yet are soft, flexible and fibrous) was used in virtually every industry as well as building construction – anywhere there was danger of fire, electrical shock or exposure to corrosive and caustic chemicals.

Asbestos can be devastating to the human respiratory system. Asbestos diseases include:

  • fibrosis (an increase of fibrous tissue in the lungs)
  • pleural plaques and thickening
  • lung cancer
  • mesothelioma (cancer of the visceral lining)

Asbestos Industries in Missouri

The Mack Truck assembly plant in Joplin is one jobsite where workers have run an elevated risk of asbestos disease, due to the asbestos-containing materials used in gasket materials and brake linings. The state's power generation plants are also sources of asbestos; between 2003 and 2007, doctors in Puerto Rico studied the chest x-rays of a large number of power plant workers and found that 13% of the men had signs of asbestos disease.

W.R. Grace & company operated a zonolite plant in St. Louis, processing almost 105,000 tons of vermiculite ore from its mining operations in Libby, Montana over its years of operation. While vermiculite itself is relatively harmless, it was often contaminated with tremolite, another type of amphibole asbestos. During processing, these fibers were released into the air, exposing not only workers at the plant itself, but those living and working in the vicinity as well.

Building Renovations in Kansas City

A few years back, the owner of a major hotel chain was found guilty of violations in connection to the renovation of one of its Kansas City buildings. The owner had hired untrained employees at minimum wage to do the work rather than trained professionals. He was assessed fines totaling $300,000.

Asbestos Sources in Missouri

There are two naturally-occurring deposits of amphibole asbestos in the state's Ozark Mountain region; one is located southwest of Poplar Bluff, and other near Advance. There was also a chrysotile mine in the latter area at one time.

Mesothelioma Statistics in Missouri

Between 1980 and 2000, 624 Missourians died from asbestos disease. 62% of these were due to mesothelioma. 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.

Asbestos Exposure in Missouri Cities

If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in the following Missouri cities, 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 complete list of jobsites in that city.

Asbestos Exposure at Missouri Jobsites

If someone you know has ever worked at one of the job sites listed below, they may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these job sites could put them at risk to develop one of the following asbestos related diseases: mesothelioma.

Cape Girardeau

  • Charmin Paper Products Company
  • Dow Chemical
  • International Shoe Company
  • Missouri Utilities Company
  • Southeast Missouri State College
  • Southwestern Electric Power Company


  • A.B. Chance Company
  • La Crosse Lumber Company
  • Sunnydale Academy


  • Cenral Missouri Electric
  • Cent Electric Power Coop (Mo)
  • Central Electric Power Cooperative
  • Chamois Powerhouse


  • Chillicothe Municipal Uti
  • Chillicothe Powerhouse
  • City Water Company of Chillicothe
  • Midland Brick Sales
  • State Industrial School For Girls


  • Clinton Generating Plant
  • Clinton Missouri Plant
  • Missouri Public Service Company
  • Montrose Power Station
  • Sherman Plumbng & Heating


  • Madison Lead and Land Company
  • Missouri Cobalt Company
  • National Lead Company
  • Nl Industries, Inc.
  • North American Lead Company


  • Ashley Powerhouse
  • Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
  • Fulton Coding Tower
  • Fulton Powerhouse
  • Harbison-Walker Refractories Company
  • State Hospital


  • American Cyanamid Company
  • Atlas Portland Cement Company
  • Board of Public Works
  • Custodis Construction Company
  • Hannibal Powerhouse
  • International Shoe Company
  • Olin Revere Realty
  • Universal Atlas Cement Company


  • Bulk Mail
  • Douglas Aircraft
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Mesker Bros. Iron Company
  • Printpack
  • Rauch Tool Manufacturing Company
  • Trumbull Asphalt
  • Western Waxide

Jefferson City

  • City Hospital
  • Cole Company Court House
  • Department of Penal Institutions
  • Illinois Traction System
  • Jefferson City Light Heat and Power Company
  • Jefferson City Powerhouse
  • Mc Graw Edison Company
  • Mo Power and Light Company
  • Mo State Penitentiary
  • Moseley Manufacturing Company
  • Saint Mary's Hospital
  • South School
  • Trailridge Jr. H.S.
  • Woodman Engineering Corp


  • Glaze Construction Company
  • Kirksville High School
  • Missouri Power & Light
  • Ne Mo State Teachers College
  • Northeast Missouri State University
  • Truman State University


  • Labadie Powerhouse
  • Shell Oil
  • Union Electric & Power Company


  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Montrose Power Station
  • Montrose Steam Elec Station

Lake City

  • Kas. Cy. Sml. Arms Amm. Plight
  • Lake City Arsenal
  • Lake City Ordnance Plant
  • Olin Arms
  • Olin Corporation


  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Bechtel Power
  • Bureau of Mines
  • Chemalloy Foundery Company
  • Hercules Power Company, Inc.
  • Radford Arsenal
  • Us Bureau of Mines


  • City of Marshall
  • Marshall Light, Heat and Power Company
  • Marshall State School
  • Missouri State School

Maryland Heights

  • Baldwin-Ehret-Hill, Inc.
  • Forest Park Jr College
  • Keene Corporation
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation


  • Maryville Electric Light and Power Company
  • Material Engineering
  • Northwest Missouri State College
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Union Carbide Corporation


  • A.P. Green Fire Brick Company
  • A.P. Green Refractories
  • Brown L N Contractor
  • Mexico Refractories Div
  • Mfa Grain Division Soybean
  • Mo Power and Light Company
  • Mocon Inc


  • Bell Telephone Company
  • Belzer Appliance Company
  • Brown Shoe Company
  • Medium Security Prison
  • Moberly Gas and Electric Company
  • Moberly Light and Power Company
  • Moberly Power Plant
  • Soloman L D Boiler Repair
  • Thomas Hill Power Plant
  • Weges Sheet Metal


  • 3M Plant
  • Fort Scott Nevada Light Ht. Water and Power Company
  • Nevada State Hospital
  • Shell Oil Company

New Madrid

  • Aeci/New Madrid Power Plant
  • Associated Electric Cooperative
  • Labadie Powerhouse
  • New Madrid Powerhouse
  • New Madrid Steam Generating Plant
  • Noranda Aluminum Inc
  • St. Jude Industrial Park
  • Steam Generating Plant
  • Union Electric

North Kansas City

  • Bendix
  • Bethlehem Steel Company
  • Chemplex Job
  • Consumers Cooperative
  • Co-Op Grease Plant
  • Corn Products Refining Company
  • Cpc International, Inc
  • Farmland Industries
  • General Hospital
  • Greenhouse
  • Independence Power Station
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Mcgraw Hill Publishing
  • Montrose Power Plant
  • North Kansas City Memorial Hospital
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pawnee Elementary School
  • United States Gypsum Company

Pleasant Hill

  • Concordia Electric Light Company
  • Green Light and Power Company
  • Missouri Public Service Company
  • Ralph Green Station


  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • Mesker Brothers Iron Company
  • St. Louis Municipal Airport
  • Western Waxide Plant

Saint Joseph

  • American Hominy Company
  • American Water Works & Electric Company
  • Anchor Serum
  • Anchor Serum
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Buell Manufacturing Company
  • Chase Candy Company
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Dogdale Packing Plant
  • Dugdale Packing Company
  • East Hill Shopping Center
  • Edmond St Station
  • Edmonton St. Plant
  • G.H. Hammond Company
  • Goetz Brewery
  • Heartland Hospital
  • Krause Milling
  • Lake Road Power Plant
  • Lake Road Steam Plant
  • M.K. Goetz Brewing Company
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital
  • National Biscuit Company
  • Peoples Street Railway
  • Peoples Street Railway and Electric Light and Power Company
  • Power Service Corporation
  • Saint Joseph Powerhouse
  • Sisters Hospital
  • Sisters Hospital
  • South Park School
  • St Joseph Light and Power
  • St Joseph Railway Light Heat and Power Company
  • St Joseph Refining Company
  • St. Joe Railway Light, Heat and Power Company
  • St. Joseph Electric Light and Power Company
  • St. Joseph Electric Light Company
  • St. Joseph Light & Power
  • St. Joseph Missouri Railway Light, Heat and Power Company
  • St. Joseph Power & Light
  • St. Joseph Power Plant
  • St. Joseph Railway Light Ht. and Power Company
  • St. Joseph Water Company
  • State Hospital
  • State Hospital No 2
  • Swift and Company
  • Swift Company


  • Bothwell Hospital
  • City Light and Traction Company
  • Economy Steam Heating and Electric Company
  • Missile Site
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
  • Missouri Public Service Company
  • Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp
  • Pittsburgh Corning Corp
  • Whiteman Air Force Base


  • Gilbert & Associates, Inc.
  • Missouri Public Service Company
  • Natkin & Company
  • Sibley Power Plant
  • Utilicorp United, Inc.


  • Associated Electric Cooperative
  • Calcimatic Limited
  • City Utilities of Springfield
  • Consolidated Products Company
  • Dayco Products
  • Drury College
  • Federal Enterprises
  • Federal Incinerators
  • Federated Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Freeman Insulation and Supply Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Glenstone Block Company Inc
  • Harry Cooper Plumbing
  • Hoffman-Taff, Inc.
  • James River Paper Company
  • James River Powerhouse
  • Kansas City Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
  • Kraft Food Company
  • Lilly Tulip Plant
  • Midwest Materials Company
  • Portable Typewriter Plant
  • Producers Creamery Company
  • Publishing House
  • Royal Mcbee Typewriter Plant
  • Southwest Missouri State College
  • Southwest Powerhouse
  • Southwestern Insulation and Material Company
  • Springfield City Water Company
  • Springfield Gas and Electric Company
  • St John's Hospital
  • St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company
  • Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
  • Wallace Memorial Hospital
  • Western Electric Company
  • Western Electric Telephone
  • Y.M.C.A.

Sugar Creek

  • American Oil Refinery
  • Amoco Oil Company
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company
  • Mo Portland Cement Company
  • Standard Oil Company of Indiana
  • Sugar Creek Refinery
  • Ultrafiner Unit


  • Amoco
  • Meramec Mine
  • Pea Ridge Iron Ore Mine
  • Saint Joseph Lead Mine

Thomas Hill

  • Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.
  • Missouri 73
  • Power Station
  • Thomas Hill Energy Center
  • Thomas Hill Powerhouse
  • Westinghouse Electric Company - Thomas Hill Power Sta - Unit #2

Valley Park

  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Chrysler Plymouth Plant
  • St Louis Plate Glass Company
  • Valley Park Land Company

Weldon Springs

  • Mallincrodt Chemical Works
  • Rupprecht Brothers
  • Tnt Plant
  • U. S. Atomic Energy Commission - Uranium Division
  • Uranium Ore Processing Plant
  • Weldon Springs

West Alton

  • Ameren Ue
  • Portage Desioux Powerhouse
  • Sioux Power Plant
  • Union Electric & Power Company

Mesothelioma Doctors in Missouri

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

Dr. Traves D. Crabtree
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Missouri

We have also compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Missouri. 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.

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

Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Missouri

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

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in Missouri

Missouri Asbestos Claims Transparency Law Could Hurt Mesothelioma Patients

House Bill 333 is making its way through the Missouri General Assembly despite the potential suffering it would cause many mesothelioma victims. Read more at

$55 Million To Be Paid By Johnson & Johnson In Talcum Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million in a talcum powder case for feminine hygiene products that caused ovarian cancer.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.


Cabrera-Santiago, Manuel et al. "Prevalence of Asbestos-Related Disease Among Electrical Power Generation Workers in Puerto Rico." Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007.

Dillon, Karen. “Management Company Fined $300,000 for Illegally Removing Asbestos.” Kansas City Star, 26 June 2007.

Evans, David and Greg Johnstone. “Asbestos Use Companies and Locations in Missouri.” All About Malignant Mesothelioma (September 2005.)

EWG Action Fund. “W. R. Grace Hotspots in Missouri.” Environmental Working Group, 1 June 2005. (accessed 23 August 2010).

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. (accessed 23 August 2010).

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