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Groton, Connecticut

Groton was incorporated as a town in 1705 and received its name in honor of the Winthrop estate in England. Groton is situated on Fishers Island Sound between the Thames and Mystic Rivers in New London County. Groton is often referred to as the "Submarine Capital of the World" due to its enduring history of submarines, coupled with the fact that it has one of the largest submarine bases in the world, the Groton Submarine Base. Groton is a center for commerce and industry. It is also a tourist destination because of its shoreline location and numerous historical monuments and sites such as Fort Griswold. Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, maintains a 137-acre research and development facility in Groton. Groton is also home to the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus.

Early settlers to Groton were primarily farmers, but supplemented their livelihood with shipbuilding and the maritime trade. Groton vessels initially traded with Boston and New York and shortly thereafter found their way to the West Indies and across the Atlantic. After the Revolutionary War, shipping and commerce boomed and shipyards developed. After the Civil War, in 1868, a Navy Yard was established on the Thames River. It was later officially commissioned as the Naval Submarine Base New London, the Navy’s first Submarine Base. In 1911, Electric Boat established the New London Ship & Engine Co. in Groton. Electric Boat Corporation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been supplying the Navy with submersibles since the early 1900s. During World War II, Electric Boat completed submarines every two weeks delivering a total of 74 diesel submarines to the Navy. In 1954, Electric Boat launched the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine.

Groton has a rich shipbuilding history. Shipyard workers and military personnel were often exposed to asbestos-containing products which has made asbestos cancer and other related diseases an issue over the years. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk to develop mesothelioma. We have included a list of mesothelioma cancer centers and physicians in and around Groton at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Groton

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Groton where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Ambit Steel Corporation
  • Arwood Precision Casting
  • Avery Point Marine Biology
  • Ballard Oil
  • Charles Pfizer & Company, Inc.
  • Coast Guard Academy Library
  • Electric Boat Shipyard
  • First National Store
  • General Dynamics
  • Groton Fire Department
  • Groton Iron Works
  • Groton Post Office
  • Groton Shipyard
  • Groton Shopping Center
  • Groton Vocational Tech. School
  • Groton-Cutler Jr. High School
  • Groton-Fitch High School
  • Groton-Southwest Jr. High School
  • Hess Oil
  • Nautilus Sub-Eb
  • Pfizer Chemical
  • Snetco
  • Thames Insulation Company
  • U.S. Coast Guard Training Station
  • U.S. Naval Submarine Base
  • Uconn Extension

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Groton, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Groton, Connecticut. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 85.4 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 83.3 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 85.0 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 83.2 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 47.2 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 41.8 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 45.2 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 45.2 miles


Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 99.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Groton, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Groton, Connecticut. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 41.0 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 41.0 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 42.1 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 42.2 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 45.2 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 45.2 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 45.2 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 45.2 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 48.9 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 83.2 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 83.2 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 83.3 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 83.3 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 85.4 miles

Dr. Stephen Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
Long Island Radiation Therapy
1129 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030

Distance: 93.6 miles

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572

Distance: 96.8 miles

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Center
MMC Medical Park at Eastchester
1695 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 99.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Groton, Connecticut

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Connecticut

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