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Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Mississippi has long been a hub for agriculture in the United States, and it has needed fertilizers and other chemical products to help foster that reputation. Chemical plants such as the Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Yazoo City, Mississippi, once supplied this region-and even the entire United States-with a number of chemicals necessary for agriculture.

Although Mississippi Chemical Corporation filed for bankruptcy, it was acquired by Terra Industries in 2004. Later, in March of 2010, Terra Industries accepted an acquisition deal from CF Industries Holdings, another fertilizer company.

Mississippi Chemical Corporation Products

Mississippi Chemical Corporation began in 1948, building its own nitrogen facility in 1950. In 1966, it added an ammonia plant, and the corporation later acquired potassium plants as well. While these chemicals were often used for fertilizer in the agriculture industry, they were also used for other industrial applications, including:

  • Adhesives
  • Resins
  • Polymers
  • Carpet
  • Acrylics
  • Rocket fuels
  • Melamine

Asbestos in Chemical Plants

In many older chemical plants, asbestos was an additive for everything from wall insulation to piping. Asbestos was once very popular due to its ability to insulate against heat, electricity, fire, and chemicals. Now, however, doctors know that asbestos exposure can cause devastating diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Recently, studies have shown that Mississippi residents suffer from asbestosis at a higher rate than mesothelioma. However, this deadly cancer may not appear until 20 years or more after a victim’s original asbestos exposure.

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If you have lived or worked near a chemical plant in Mississippi, you may have been exposed to carcinogenic asbestos fibers. To learn more about asbestos and the risks of mesothelioma, please contact a mesothelioma lawyer of Williams Hart and fill out the contact form at the top of the page today.

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