Asbestos Exposure Sites in Illinois

Our records contain 258 asbestos lawsuit exposure sites in Illinois, though there are certainly more that have not been reported.

Illinois Asbestos Exposure Sites

Asbestos in Illinois

For decades, Illinois buildings and products have used asbestos. Because of this, many Illinois residents have been exposed to asbestos and are at risk for contracting mesothelioma cancer.

The symptoms of mesothelioma often take decades to appear, so Illinois workers are at risk even if they were exposed to asbestos decades ago. Examples of Illinois asbestos exposure sites include:

  • Illinois factories
  • Powerplants in Illinois
  • Refineries or Chemical Plants in Illinois

Below is a list of 258 known sites of asbestos exposure in Illinois. Asbestos exposure is known to have occurred in at least 106 Illinois cities, though the number is likely even higher.

The Illinois city with the most asbestos exposure sites was Chicago, IL, with 59 known sites contaminated by asbestos.

Site Name City
Alton Box Board Plant/Jefferson Smurfit Alton
Laclede Steel Plant Alton
Olin Alton
Owens-Illinois Glass Works Alton
Owens-Illinois Plant Alton
Argo Corn Products Power Plant Argo
Caterpillar Plant Aurora
Caterpillar Tractor Company Aurora
Forty-Eight Insulators Plant Aurora
John Deere Tractor Factory Aurora
Baldwin Powerhouse Baldwin
Edward Power Station Bartonville
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Plant Bedford Park
Scott Air Force Base Belleville
Chrysler Plant Belvidere
Clark Oil Refinery Blue Island
Commonwealth Edison Braidwood Station Braceville
General Motors Plant Brookfield
Cahokia Public Water District Cahokia
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Illinois Central Railroad Centralia
University Of Illinois Champaign
University Of Illinois Power Plant Champaign
Argonne National Lab Chicago
Armour Manufacturing Plant Chicago
B&O Railroad Chicago
Calumet Shipyard Chicago
Campbell’s Soup Plant Chicago
Carnegie Steel Chicago
Chicago Powerhouse Chicago
Commonwealth Edison Chicago
Container Paper Mill Chicago
Continental Can Plant Chicago
Crawford Station Power Plant Chicago
Danly Machine Chicago
E J Brach & Sons Chicago
Equitable Insurance Building Chicago
General Electric Appliance Plant Chicago
General Electric Plant Chicago
General Motors Plant Chicago
Great Lakes Naval Training Center Chicago
Hotpoint Appliance Factory Chicago
Illinois Packing Company Chicago
Inland Steel Mill Chicago
International Harvester Plant Chicago
International Harvester Tractor Plant Chicago
International Truck & Engine Corp. Chicago
Marshall Fields Department Store Chicago
Mobil Oil Refinery Chicago
Montgomery Ward Building Chicago
O’Hare International Airport Chicago
Perk Foods Company Chicago
Proctor & Gamble Plant Chicago
Pure Oil Refinery Chicago
Republic Steel Mill Chicago
Reynolds Metals Plant Chicago
Sears, Roebuck Tower Chicago
Thomas A. Edison Nuclear Power Plant Chicago
U.S. Steel Mill Chicago
University Of Chicago Chicago
W F Hall Printing Company Chicago
Ward Bakery Chicago
Western Electric Corporation Chicago
Wilson & Co.Inc. Chicago
Wisconsin Steel Chicago
Abex Plant/Amsco Steel Chicago Heights
Stauffer Chemical Plant Chicago Heights
Roth Rubber Plant Cicero
Western Electric Cicero
Clinton Power Plant Clinton
Coffeen Powerhouse Coffeen
Illinois Power Coffeen
Commonwealth Edison Cordova
Cordova Nuclear Powerhouse Cordova
Quad City Nuclear Powerhouse Cordova
Danville Powerhouse Danville
Northern Illinois University De Kalb
A.E. Staley Decatur
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Decatur
Baldwin Power Plant Decatur
Mueller Foundry Decatur
Staley Corn Products Corn Refining Plant Decatur
Dresden Nuclear Power Plant Dresden
Dubuque Powerhouse Dubuque
Illinois Power Company East Alton
Olin Corporation aka Western Cartige East Alton
Apple River Chemical Plant East Dubuque
Aluminum Ore Plant East St. Louis
Mobil Oil Refinery East St. Louis
National Stockyards (Armor Building) East St. Louis
Evanston Northwestern Healtcare Evanston
Gates Rubber Company Gayleburg
Grand Tower Power Station Grand Tower
American Steel Granite City
Granite City Steel aka National Steel Granite City
National Enameling/Stamping Company (NESCO) Granite City
U.S. Steel Mill Granite City
Naval Training Center Great Lakes
Clark Refinery aka Sinclair Refinery Hartford
Wyman-Gordon Plant Harvey
Havana Powerhouse Havana
Illinois Power & Light Powerhouse Havana
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Plant Henry
VA Hospital Hines
Amoco Chemical Joliet
Commonwealth Edison Joliet
Joliet Arsenal Joliet
Joliet Powerhouse Joliet
Mobil Oil Refinery Joliet
Petro Chemical Plant Joliet
U.S. Steel Mill Joliet
Electric Energy, Inc. (EEI) Joppa
Joppa Power Plant Joppa
Joppa Steam Electric Station Joppa
American Marietta Paint Plant Kankakee
Dresden Nuclear Plant Kankee
Walworth Company/ Walworth Boilers (Kewanee Boilers) Kewanee
Kincaid Steam Plant Kincaid
General Motors Plant La Grange
REA Powerhouse Lake Of Egypt
Union Oil Refinery Lamont
Pure Oil Refinery Lemont
Coffeen Powerhouse Litchen
Pure Oil Refinery Lockport
Texaco Tank Farm Lockport
Johns-Manville Plant Madison County
Lake Of Egypt Powerhouse aka REA Powerhouse Marion
Marion City Water Marion
Marion Powerhouse Marion
Southern Illinois Power Co-Op Marion
Libby Owens Ford Glass Plant Marseilles
American Can Plant Maywood
Reynolds Aluminum Plant Mccook
International Harvester Company Melrose Park
Ameron/Cips Power Plant Meredosia
Meredosia Powerhouse Meredosia
John Deere Foundry Moline
Commonwealth Edison Morris
Dresden Nuclear Plant Morris
Northern Petro-Chemical Plant Morris
Caterpillar Experimental Plant Mossville
Good Samaritan Hospital Mt. Vernon
Pressed Steel Car Company Mt. Vernon
Shell Oil Field Norris City
Forty-Eight Insulation Plant North Aurora
Abbott Laboratories North Chicago
Johns-Manville Plant Null
Eastman Kodak Company Oak Brook
Libby-Owens Glass Plant Ottawa
Ottawa Chemical Plant Ottawa
Velsicol Chemical Plant Paris
Powerton Power Plant Pekin
Caterpillar Manufacturing Plant Peoria
Duck Creek Power Plant Peoria
Peoria Power Plant Peoria
Powerton Powerhouse Peoria
Firestone Electric Wheel Quincy
Marathon Oil Roberts
Marathon Oil Refinery Robinson
International Harvester Rock Island
Rock Island Millworks Rock Island
Commonwealth Edison Power Plant (Station No. 9) Rockdale
Green Brothers Steel Foundry Rockford
Commonwealth Edison Power Plant (Romeoville Plant) Romeoville
Johnson & Johnson Plant Romeoville
Shell Oil Company Roxana
Cahokia Powerhouse Sauget
Midwest Rubber Sauget
Monsanto Chemical Plant Sauget
Allis-Chalmers Assembly Plant Springfield
City Of Springfield - CWLP Power Plant Springfield
Edison Powerhouse Springfield
Lakeside Powerhouse Springfield
Springfield Powerhouse Springfield
St. John’s Hospital Springfield
State Of Illinois Power Plant Springfield
Northwestern Steel & Wire Sterling
Owens-Illinois Glass Plant Streator
Anaconda Ericsson Wire & Cable Plant Sycamore
U.S. Industrial Chemical Plant Tuscola
U.S.I. Engineering Plant Tuscola
University Of Illinois Urbana
Wabash Railroad Various
Illinois Power & Light- Venice Powerhouse Venice
Commonwealth Edison Waukegan
Fansteel Metallurgical Shop Waukegan
Great Lakes Power Plant Waukegan
Johns-Manville Pipe Plant Waukegan
U.S. Steel Waukegan
General Mills Food Plant West Chicago
West Franklin Powerhouse West Franklin
General Motors Fisher Body Plant Willow Springs
Barry Steam Plant Winfield
Trojan Power Plant Wolf Lake
American Oil Company (AMOCO) aka Standard Oil Wood River
Shell Oil Refinery Wood River
Shell Oil Refinery Woodriver
Chrysler Corporation Belvedere
Southern Union Gas Co Bloomfield
Blue Island School Blue Island
Centralia School District Centralia
Centralia Steam Centralia
AT&T Hawthorne Works Plant Chicago
Bedger Plant Cooper's Refinery Chicago
Biron Construction Chicago
Carriage House Motel Chicago
Chicago Coit Carpet & Drapery Chicago
ComED Dresdent Nuclear Powerplant Chicago
Continental Can Co Chicago
Cyclone Pipe Chicago
Durable Rubber Chicago
Hawthorne Works Plant Chicago
IBM Building Chicago
Republic Steel Chicago
RG Construction Services Chicago
Skil Tool Chicago
United States Steel Chicago
Valley Mold and Iron Chicago
Wisconsin Steel Works Chicago
Commonwealth Edison Cicero
Fairchild AFB Davenport
Citizen's Bank Decatur
True Value Hardware Decatur
York Electronics Decatur
Blawn-Knox Foundry East Chicago
Standard Oil Refinery East Chicago
US Reduction aluminum Smelter East Chicago
Chicago Bridge & Iron Ferndale
AO Smith-Granite Granite City
Ball Glass Company Hillsboro
Goodyear Plant Joliet
Union Oil Joliet
Commonwealth Edison Kincaid Station Kincaid
Standard Steel Springs Madison
Fabick Machinery Marion
John Deere Plant Moline
Chrysler Dealer Murphysboro
Continental Can Co Oak Brook
Benchmark Company Oakbrook
CB&Q Railroad Ottawa
Byrd Piston Ring Foundry Rockford
Case Company Rockford
Glidden Paint Company Rockford
Greenlee Brothers Rockford
Gunite Foundry Rockford
Madison Foundry Rockford
O & H Foundry Rockford
Rockford Drop Forge Rockford
Sunstrand Machine Tool co Rockford
Vanron Inc Rockford
Community Builders Skokie
East St. Louis Pipeline Springfield
Pennsylvania Rail Road Springfield
Steelcraft Inc Springfield
Petro Chemical Refinery Tuscola
Johns-Manville Waukegan
Continental Can Co West Chicago
Wood River Powerhouse Wood River

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