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Mesohtelioma and Asbestos in New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire has no naturally-occurring asbestos within its borders. However, there more than fifty different locations in which asbestos exposure has been a problem; these sites range from power generation plants and oil refineries to military bases, and even public buildings such as schools and banks.

Asbestos in New Hampshire

Shipyard and power plant facilities are two of the riskiest work environment when it comes to asbestos exposure. It was the S.S. Morro Castle incident in September 1934 that led shipbuilders to start using substantial amounts of asbestos in the construction of sea-going vessels. Naval personnel and civilian employees of the Portsmouth Navy Yard who worker or were stationed there prior to 1980 may be at risk for contracting asbestos disease. Those who believe they have been negligently exposed to asbestos should seek legal guidance from a mesothelioma lawyer.

Petroleum is not only volatile, but highly toxic as well. Because of this, asbestos-containing products were used extensively in the construction of such facilities. Like all asbestos building materials, these become friable as they age. Three percent of work-related deaths have been attributed to mesothelioma at the Coastal Oil refinery. In fact, the entire energy industry has made use of asbestos at some point; power generation plants and natural gas facilities such as the Dover and Exeter gas plants are two such industries in the state of New Hampshire.

Mesothelioma Statistics in New Hampshire

Between 1980 and 2000, there were 234 asbestos-related deaths in the state of New Hampshire, which works out to in every 7,000 people. Mesothelioma was slightly more prevalent; these patients were primarily concentrated in the more urbanized regions of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. Residents of such counties should seek medical attention from mesothelioma clinics.

Asbestos Exposure in New Hampshire Cities

The following list of cities in New Hampshire have job sites where asbestos exposure is a significant risk. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire 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 sites could put them at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer) or asbestos related lung cancer.


  • Bargers Sulphite Fibre Company
  • Berlin Mills - Cascade Plant
  • Berlin Mills - Riverside Plant
  • Berlin Paper Mill
  • Brown Paper Company
  • Brown Paper Company - Burgess Mill
  • Brown Paper Company - Cascade Mill
  • Glen Mill
  • International Paper Company
  • James River Pulp & Paper Company
  • Northeast Constructors
  • Pulp and Paper America


  • Bow Power Plant
  • Merrimack Station Powerhouse
  • Public Service Company of New Hampshire


  • Ashuelot Paper Company, Inc.
  • Claremont Paper Company
  • Claremont Paper Mill
  • Compax, Inc.
  • Joy Manufacturing


  • Boston and Maine Railroad
  • Concord Electric Company
  • Concord Land and Water Power Company
  • Concord Power Plant
  • Concord State Hospital Concord
  • Federal Building
  • Merrimack
  • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
  • St.Paul's School
  • University Of New Hampshire


  • American Woolen Company, Inc.
  • Davidson Rubber Company
  • Dover Gas and Elect Company
  • Dover Gas Plant
  • Dover High School
  • Dover Housing
  • Irvin State Gas and El Company
  • Pacific Mills
  • Riverside Rest Home
  • Sherbourn School
  • United Gas and Electric Company


  • Hamilton Smith
  • Regional Center
  • University of New Hamsphire


  • Exeter Gas Plant
  • Phillips Exeter Academy


  • Farmington Waste Water Plant


  • St. Anslem's College


  • Crocked Mt. Rehabilitation Center
  • Hooksett
  • St. Mary's College


  • Littleton Hydro-Electric Dam Project


  • Anhauser Busch Brewery
  • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
  • Budweiser Brewery
  • Harcros Chemical Inc.
  • Nashua Corporation


  • Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.


  • Warren Manufacturing Co.


  • Newington Mall
  • Newington Power Plant
  • Pease Air Force Base
  • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
  • Schiller Station Powerhouse
  • Simplex Wire & Cable


  • Brezner Canning Corp.


  • Peterborough Hospital


  • Plainfield Grammar School


  • Rochester Shoe Tree Company


  • Brown & Horsch
  • Rochester High School
  • Sanders Associates


  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Station


  • Byrne & West

West Hopkinton

  • Davis Boxboard Div
  • Davis Paper Company
  • Hoague Sprague Corp
  • West Hopkinton Plant

Mesothelioma Doctors in New Hampshire

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

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in New Hampshire

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

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Barbara E. Rubin Building
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Filing an Asbestos Claim in New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire, 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.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Asbestos Related News in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Worker Claims Asbestos Exposure

A construction worker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently filed a complaint with OSHA for asbestos exposure. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Covered Pile Of Asbestos Remains In Town Of Barrington

A pile of debris containing asbestos and lead paint remains covered in the town of Barrington with no further plans of action in the near future.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.


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