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|- Total||1,556.95 sq mi (4,032 km²)|
|- Land||1,018.19 sq mi (2,637 km²)|
|- Water||538.76 sq mi (1,395 km²), 34.60%|
|- Density||534/sq. mi (206.05/km²)|
Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the sole county in the Palm Bay – Melbourne – Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (formerly the Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area and Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area). Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. As such it was designated with the area code 321 as in 3-2-1 liftoff. And it is also rated in the top 100 Counties in the United States for asbestos related deaths. This is due in no small part to the structure of its thriving economy and industrial climate during the 40s, 50s 60s and 70s.
The Brevard economy has been driven by Trade, Transportation and Utilities (18%), Professional and Business Services (17%), Total government (15%), Education and Health (14%), Manufacturing (12%), Leisure and hospitality (10%), Construction (6%), Financial (4%). Port Canaveral is the world's busiest cruise port. It is served by seven cruise lines. They have six major cruise terminals. There is 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of covered freight storage capacity. Military installations in Brevard County include Patrick Air Force Base, near Satellite Beach, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, and the U.S. Air Force Malabar Test Facility on Minton Road in suburban Palm Bay. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the largest employer in the county with 15,000 contractors and civil servants. Florida Power and Light maintains an oil-fired generating plant at Sharpes; it generates 800 megawatts, supplying most of the requirements for the county. Nearby FPL's plant is the Indian River Power Plant; formerly owned by the Orlando Utilities Commission. The City of Cape Canaveral is known as Home of Sun, Space and Sea. Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral and what appear to be endless Sunny beaches make this one of Brevard County’s most popular cities. It also has been home to over 85 residents who died due to asbestos cancer diseases, such as mesothelioma, between 1979 and 1999. According to several NASA technical reports, asbestos was used in a multitude of applications during the peak of space exploration. For example, asbestos blocks were used as soldering bases and asbestos composites were part of pressurized vessels used to contain the gases and fluids that propel the rocket. Dealing with asbestos continues. In early June of 2008 workers had to suit up in their protective gear after a shuttle launch damaged a 20-foot-by-75-foot section of the flame trench. The asbestos filler material was used between bricks during the Apollo era, when the launch pad was built.
Although Asbestos clean-up and the implementation of a variety of safety guidelines began in the mid to late seventies, the effects of asbestos exposure continue to be felt throughout the United States, throughout Florida and throughout Brevard County. Because the latency period for an asbestos related illness is anywhere between 15 and 50 years, and because Asbestosis is a progressive disease without a known cure, people who were exposed in the 1930s through the 1970s are still being diagnosed today. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, let us protect your rights. Contact us for an ABSOLUTELY FREE consultation. At Reyes, O’Shea & Coloca we have over 55 years of combined experience representing those who have been exposed to asbestos without being advised of its perils or the proper handling procedures. We can help you. We can assist you in determining if you have a case against the manufacturers of asbestos products. We are your neighbors Brevard County. And we care.