Asbestos Exposure in Arkansas

The risk of asbestos exposure for residents of Arkansas extends across the state. Arkansas has certain areas that place people at increased risk for exposure, specifically areas where the mineral was imported, where mining occurred and where improper demolitions took place. Arkansas has no Superfund sites in which asbestos is listed as an official contaminant, but the toxic mineral can still be found in areas that pose a risk to residents. Arkansas was one of many states that received tainted vermiculite from Libby, Montana. The vast majority of this vermiculite went to North Little Rock. The remaining shipments went to other Arkansas cities like Nashville, Hope, Pine Bluff and Little Rock.

Occupational hazards exist in multiple fields, sectors and workplaces in Arkansas. Much of the danger is dependent on the daily functions of the occupation of an employee. Certain occupations provide more extreme hazards, like asbestos exposure, which can end up being fatal.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Arkansas

To this date, more than 300 mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths have been reported from Arkansas. That number ranks the state of Arkansas 30th in the United States on Deaths caused by mesothelioma.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Arkansas

You do not have to file your claim in the state in which you live. It’s far more important to contact an attorney with a strong history of experience specifically in asbestos cases, than it is to select one who happens to be in your area of Arkansas. The most successful attorneys in your area may have never handled an asbestos case.

SWMW attorneys dedicate the overwhelming majority of their time and effort prosecuting mesothelioma claims, so we know which states and jurisdictions are going to provide the best outcome for your case and can get your case settled faster. We handle asbestos cases all across the USA, so we know how to file, where to file, and what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you may have lived or worked in another state, select it here to learn about specific asbestos exposure in that state.

Jobsites in Arkansas with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Arkansas where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked for any of these companies or at these jobsites in Arkansas there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.


  • Reynolds Metals Reduction Plant


  • Apco Refinery


  • Coosa River Newsprint, aka Kimberly Clark Paper Mill
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Necussa Edwards Paper Mill
  • Nekoosa Edwards Paper Mill


  • Reynolds Alum
  • Reynolds Metals Alumina & Ceramics Plant


  • Alcoa Plant


  • Bentonville School
  • Bentonville School District No. 6


  • Bush Brothers Cannery
  • Conoco Chemical Plant


  • ALCOA Aluminum Plant


  • International Paper Company
  • International Paper Mill


  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill


  • Crossett Mill
  • Crossett Paper Mill
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Georgia Pacific Plywood Mill
  • Georgia Pacific Chemical Plant


  • Dierks Paper Mill

El Dorado

  • American Oil Refinery
  • Lion Oil Refinery
  • St. John’s Hospital


  • Campbell’s Soup Plant
  • University of Arkansas

Flint Creek

  • Flint Creek Power Plant


  • Ash Grove Cement Plant
  • Foreman Cement Plant

Fort Smith

  • Dixie Cup Plant
  • Sparks Medical Center
  • Atomic Genery Commission


  • Arkansas Power & Light

Hot Springs

  • Arkansas Power & Light Plant

Jones Mills

  • Reynolds Metals “Jones Mills” Reduction Plant


  • City of Jonesboro


  • Alcoa Aluminum Plant

Little Rock

  • Arkansas Electrical Co-Op
  • Arkansas Power & Light
  • Arkansas Power & Light Storeroom
  • Delta Plant
  • Houston Electric Company
  • Lincoln Steam Power Plant
  • Little Rock Airport
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Plant
  • Reeves L. Ritchie Steam Plant
  • Super Wood
  • Texaco Plant
  • Veterans’ Administration Hospital


  • Ethyl Plant


  • Arkansas Light & Power Plant


  • Delta Pipeline


  • Arkansas Kraft Paper Mill


  • Arkansas Power & Light

North Little Rock

  • Cecil Lunch Steam Plant
  • Lynch Power Plant
  • Monsanto Chemical Plant


  • Ideal Cement Plant

Pine Bluff

  • Arsenal
  • Derrick Paper Mill
  • Dierks Papermill Wood Products
  • Dravo Steel
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • International Paper Co.
  • International Paper Mill
  • Pine Bluff Arsenal

Prairie Grove

  • Atomic Energy Commission Plant


  • Arkansas Power & Light


  • Redville Steam Plant


  • Arkansas Nuclear One
  • Arkansas Power Nuclear Power Plant
  • Russellville Nuclear Power Plant


  • Cross Oil


  • Stamp Steam Plant
  • Arkansas Power & Light Harvey Couch Power Plant


  • Riceland Foods Plant
  • Stuttgart Hospital


  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Cooper Tire Manufacturing Plant
  • Lone Star Ammo Plant