Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, located in Somervell County, Texas, has had thousands of employees over the years, many of whom may have come into contact with toxic materials.
The plant was constructed with two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors and began operations in 1974. Up until the 1980s, asbestos was used in many power generating stations around the world.
Due to relatively high fire hazards at the Comanche Peak Nuclear power plant in Texas, asbestos insulation is likely to be found throughout facilities in piping, boilers, heaters, electric components and certain equipment on the power plant site.
Asbestos exposure was likely for many workers in the past, and they potentially inhaled or ingested toxic dust which can in turn cause serious conditions and cancers like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Years after first exposure, workers can be diagnosed with cancers related to asbestos that can get lodged in lung tissue and lay dormant until the cancer spreads. Once symptoms begin to appear, the cancer may already be in a later, dangerous stage.
Nuclear power plants used asbestos when they did not know the full extent of the health risks. The material was believed to be a great insulator, but turned out to be one of the biggest environmental and occupational health disasters of the modern era.
Now scores of former nuclear power plant employees in Texas and around the country have fallen ill and subsequently filed toxic exposure cancer claims against former and current employers for failing to provide a safe work environment and for failing to provide proper warnings of the potential occupational health risks.
Joe Lyon is an experienced asbestos cancer lawyer representing power plant workers nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and asbestos cancer claims.
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Clusters of cancer and asbestos-related deaths have been documented in the power generating industry. The industry used a great deal of asbestos insulation to mitigate the fire and heat risks of running nuclear power.
A recent asbestos study published by the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology concluded a vast number of employees in the power generation industry have been adversely impacted by toxic exposure. The study concluded that exposure to asbestos in specific power plant occupations placed staff at an elevated risk for developing asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The following positions in the power industry may lead to a higher risk of exposure:
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even a short duration of exposure can lead to serious illness and lung disease. Comanche Peak plant workers exposed to asbestos fibers may develop scarring in the lung tissue and decades later get diagnosed with cancer.
If you worked at a power generation facility and have a documented diagnosis of a related occupational cancer or disease, you can contact our legal team to investigate and begin filing a personal injury claim with one or more asbestos trust funds.
Asbestos was found in protective garb, boilers, piping, insulation, electrical units, operational equipment, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many other construction materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your a power plant and have been diagnosed with a lung disease related to your time at a work site with asbestos, you may have a claim.
Asbestos has great fire-resistant properties and due to the fire risks of a nuclear power plant, it was thought to be the perfect insulating material. It was not always known that the material was so toxic.
The Lyon Firm has 20 years experience in reaching large mesothelioma and asbestos cancer settlements. Our lawyers work to get you the maximum payout to assist in paying for medical costs and other losses.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.