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States that received asbestos shipments

Asbestos: Think Again: States that received asbestos shipments

March 4, 2004

At least 63,076 shipments were sent from Libby, MT between 1948 and 1993

Rank State Number of Shipments Tons Shipped* Number of Zip Codes Affected
  U.S. Total 63,076 5,865,858 213
1 California 11,494 1,104,444 24
2 Texas 7,214 681,087 16
3 Ohio 3,737 445,321 9
4 Pennsylvania 4,391 436,274 9
5 Illinois 4,241 372,775 17
6 New Jersey 2,597 338,134 4
7 Massachusetts 2,987 268,313 4
8 Arizona 2,249 212,458 2
9 Kentucky 1,839 173,777 3
10 Oregon 1,856 164,040 1
11 Michigan 1,672 163,524 7
12 Minnesota 2,349 163,401 5
13 Missouri 1,599 143,152 4
14 Nebraska 1,440 131,695 1
15 Louisiana 1,341 123,819 3
16 New York 1,439 116,277 8
17 Florida 1,188 109,948 5
18 Oklahoma 1,001 93,015 3
19 Colorado 941 85,661 4
20 Arkansas 826 70,048 5
21 Maryland 773 69,385 3
22 Washington 981 63,610 6
23 New Mexico 715 59,766 3
24 Wisconsin 594 55,671 3
25 Utah 920 50,339 2
26 Nevada 484 37,213 5
27 Montana 448 29,862 9
28 North Dakota 317 25,992 4
29 Tennessee 260 24,202 3
30 Iowa 353 13,661 9
31 North Carolina 150 10,108 1
32 Wyoming 222 8,851 4
33 South Carolina 209 8,783 3
34 Kansas 96 5,643 3
35 Alabama 75 3,624 3
36 Indiana 38 1,111 10
37 Georgia 13 346 3
38 Delaware 16 314 1
39 Virginia 7 147 2
40 Hawaii 2 67 1
41 Vermont 2 0 1

*Numerous shipment invoices from Libby that were tallied by U.S. EPA did not include a specific street address for the destination, the tons shipped, or dates of shipment; some invoices lacked all this information, based on the EPA database in which the tabulations are recorded. As a result, the 'tons shipped' data presented here likely underestimate the actual amount of asbestos shipped to specific destinations, states, or for the United States as a whole.