Owned and operated by the Houston Port Authority, Barbours Cut Docks has a long history of asbestos use. The continuous usage of the deadly mineral led to both workers and area residents developing life-threatening illnesses after prolonged exposure.
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Barbours Cut Terminal History
Barbours Cut Terminal opened in 1977, which provided a better alternative to the already-established Turning Basin terminal.
Turning Basin was situated more than six hours away from the Gulf of Mexico. Barbours Cut Terminal cut the time in half by being placed only three hours away from the Gulf.
Over time, the terminal expanded to over 250 acres. It also opened a cruise ship terminal, which was used until 2007. However, as expansive as Barbours Cut Terminal became, it’s the history of asbestos use that left numerous people sick and posed significant risks to the environment.
Barbours Cut Terminal and Asbestos
In 2008, a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that Barbours Cut Terminal contained large amounts of asbestos.
In addition to placing people at risk for asbestos-related diseases, many people in the La Porte and Houston area developed leukemia, according to a 2007 University of Texas study. The terminal used various different hazardous chemicals. In turn, children within a two-mile radius of the terminal are twice as likely to develop leukemia.
Although there are currently no records of workers filing asbestos-related lawsuits against Barbours Cut Terminal, many who worked at other shipyards owned by the Houston Port Authority filed claims against asbestos manufacturers that supplied asbestos-containing materials to shipyards.
Barbours Cut Terminal Removes an Administration Building
When a 2003 inspection report carried out by the Houston Port Authority Commissioner showed that the terminal’s administration building was littered with asbestos, it was demolished and removed.
The removal, estimated to cost over $30,000, was handled by the Port Authority.
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