Asbestos Exposure in Maine

Shipyard-MaineShipbuilding is a tradition that dates back more than 400 years in Maine.  Shipbuilding also ranks among the most dangerous industries in America for exposure to asbestos, a material which once was considered vital to the building and operation these ships.

Shipbuilding caused the biggest issue for asbestos risk in Maine, but anyone who worked in paper mills, power plants, or iron foundries many have been exposed. Unfortunately, many of the families of workers at the sites (listed below) also have an increased risk of developing cancer because of the asbestos fibers that were carried home on the body and clothing of those workers.

Statistics for Mesothelioma Cases in Maine

Maine ranks 27th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. There have been 433 deaths from mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer between 1999 – 2013.

Filing an asbestos claim if you live in Maine

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 Maine. 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 Maine with Known Asbestos Usage & Exposure

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


  • Broadman Hall
  • Buerhaus Insulation Company
  • Downeast Urethane Company
  • Fenway Motel
  • Pine Tree Insulation


  • Bangor Hydro-Electric Company
  • Bangor State Hospital
  • City of Bangor Water Works
  • Dow Air Force Base
  • Eastern Paper
  • New England Insulation Company
  • A. Maxfield Company
  • University of Maine


  • Bath Iron Works Corporation
  • Capodanno
  • Conyngham
  • Elmer Montgomery
  • Hyde Windlass Company
  • Pharris
  • YMCA


  • Bowdoin College
  • Brunswick Electric Light and Power Company
  • Brunswick Naval Air Station
  • Hearst Corppejepscot Paper Div.
  • Pejepscot Paper Company
  • United States Naval Air Station


  • Central Maine Power Company
  • Champion Paper
  • Maine Seaboard Paper Company Div. of Time Inc.
  • Northeast Coal & Dock Corp
  • Saint Regis Mill
  • Regis Paper Company

East Millinocket

  • Great Northern Paper Mill


  • International Paper Company
  • Jay Paper Mill
  • Mount Blue High School

Knox County

  • Union Chemical Company


  • Loring Air Force Base


  • Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp
  • Eastern Manufacturing Company
  • Kathadin Pulp and Paper Company
  • Lincoln Pulp & Paper
  • Standard Packaging Corp

Livermore Falls

  • Androscoggin Mill
  • International Paper Company
  • Otis Mill


  • Abenaki Mill
  • Econby Corporation
  • Great Northern Paper Company
  • Kennebec River Pulp 8 Paper Company Inc.
  • Madison Electric
  • Madison Paper Corporation
  • Northern Paper Company


  • Bowater Inc.
  • Great Northern Paper Company


  • Pineland Hospital & Training Center
  • Pownal State School
  • Pownal State School


  • Axford Paper Company
  • Boise Cascade Paper Mill
  • Mead Paper Group
  • Northern Paper
  • Oxford Paper Company


  • Alloy Products Company
  • American Cyanamid Company
  • C Y R O Industries
  • Sanford Mills
  • Sanford Sheet Plant


  • Chemitron Corp
  • Northern Chemical Industries Inc.
  • Ohemetron Corp


  • Chinet Company
  • Colby College
  • Hollingsworth & Whitney Company
  • International Paper
  • Keyes Fibre Company
  • Lockwood Company
  • Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Mt Mercy Academy
  • M.C.A.


  • Blue Rock Quarry
  • Cumberland Mills
  • Northeastern Paving Corp
  • D. Warren Company
  • Sappi Fine Papers
  • Scott Paper Company


  • Central Maine Power Powerhouse
  • FPL Energy Mason LLC
  • Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station
  • Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
  • Wiscasset Steam Plant


  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Georgia Pacific St. Croix
  • Croix Paper Company


  • Central Maine Power Company
  • F. Wyman Power Station