USS Ozark (LSV-2) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

Laid down in 1941, the USS Ozark was build by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation and sponsored by Mrs. A. J. Byrholdt. It was commissioned 3 years later and earned 3 battle stars for Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa operations, as well as the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge for World War II service. Since it came to life during the time when asbestos was a highly popular building material, the ship contained the carcinogen in large amounts, mostly in wall insulation and components such as valves and gaskets. In 1981, the USS Ozark was suck as a target off Destin, Florida.

High risk of asbestos exposure

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room

Medium risk of asbestos exposure

  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room

Low risk of asbestos exposure

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