Asbestos in Power Plants
Asbestos exposure can cause deadly diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. Some individuals do not know that they have been exposed to the toxic material because it is microscopic and its dangerous symptoms don't appear until many years after contact.
Almost all cases of mesothelioma are related to asbestos exposure. Those who worked in industries where asbestos was commonly used are very likely develop some sort of lung complication. Power plants were an example of this, as asbestos was commonly used in their equipment and machinery because of its insulating properties. Boilers, turbines, and generators are example of this asbestos-laced machinery.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the US Government have made regulations regarding the use of asbestos. However, due to the long latency period of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, people are still becoming ill from exposure years ago. Below is a list of power plants where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred.
Power Plant Listings
Last modified: December 28, 2010.