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Naugatuck, Connecticut

Naugatuck was settled in 1701 and later incorporated in 1844 as a town in New Haven County. With a estimated population of nearly 31,000, the town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City, Straitsville, and Millville.

Initially a farming community, Naugatuck transformed into a thriving mill-town at the start of the Industrial Revolution. It was home to rubber, chemical and candy manufacturers. The town grew rapidly due in part to its location along waterways that ran local mills and factories, and in part to the development of a railroad line that transported finished products to the Connecticut coast for shipment all over the world. The United States Rubber Company was founded in Naugatuck in 1892 and maintained their corporate headquarters there until the 1980s. In the early 1900s, the cost of sulfuric acid (which was needed at the time to process reclaimed rubber) increased significantly. The United States Rubber Company responded by forming the Naugatuck Chemical Company to produce chemicals. The company quickly became one of America's leaders in the chemical industry. Naugatuck Chemical Company continued as a subsidiary of the United States Rubber Company until 1966 when it separated as Uniroyal Chemical Company. Eventually operations were moved to Middlebury, Connecticut. Another manufacturing giant in Naugatuck was Risdon Manufacturing Company (today known as the Crown Risdon Co. and headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut). Risdon manufactured total packaging for cosmetics, personal, household and other consumer products and home sewing items like common pins and needles, as well as other accessories. Naugatuck was also home to the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company, the candy-making division of the Hershey Company from 1919 to 2007, known primarily for its production of Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars. In August 1955, Hurricane Diane and a significant amount of rainfall caused the Naugatuck River to overflow devastating the area. In the late 1900s and early 2000s, Naugatuck’s largest industries moved to other states or resulting in difficult economic times for the community. However, a revitalization project named “Renaissance Place” - a $707 million green, mixed-use, transit-oriented development that includes offices, retail stores, hotels, housing and entertainment spread-over 60 acres in downtown Naugatuck – is currently underway in an effort to revive the downtown as well as showcase its historic architecture.

Naugatuck's industrial background and significant manufacturing history have made exposure to asbestos an issue for workers and their loved ones. Use of asbestos containing products across many industries in Naugatuck was prevalent for many years.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Naugatuck

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

  • Alloy Boundaries
  • Butterfield Manufacturing
  • Formatic Manufacturing
  • Goodyear Metalic Rubber Shoe Company
  • Naugatuck Chemical Company
  • Naugatuck Connecticut Light & Power
  • Naugatuck Footwear
  • Naugatuck High School
  • Naugatuck Low Rent Housing
  • Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company
  • Naugatuck Rubber
  • Naugatuck School
  • Naugatuck Telephone
  • Naugatuck Town Hall
  • Naugatuck Valley Mall
  • Peter Paul Candy
  • Public Siding
  • Risdon Manufacturing
  • Rubber Regenerating Company
  • St. Hedwig Church
  • Uniroyal, Inc
  • United States Rubber Company
  • US Rubber
  • US Rubber Powerhouse
  • Whittemore Library
  • YMCA Naugatuck

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Naugatuck, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Naugatuck, 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.


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

Distance: 89.0 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 26.6 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 14.0 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 14.0 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 70.4 miles


One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 66.8 miles


Columbia University
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 64.9 miles


622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 64.9 miles


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

Distance: 60.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Naugatuck, Connecticut

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

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

Distance: 14.0 miles

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

Distance: 14.0 miles

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

Distance: 14.0 miles

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

Distance: 14.0 miles

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

Distance: 18.5 miles

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

Distance: 58.2 miles

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

Distance: 60.5 miles

Dr. John D. Allendorf
New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 820
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 64.9 miles

Dr. John A. Chabot
NY-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
161 Ft. Washington Avenue Suite AP-819
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 64.9 miles

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

Distance: 66.4 miles

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 66.8 miles

Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1212 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 66.8 miles

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
1470 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 66.8 miles

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 70.4 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 70.4 miles

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

Distance: 82.6 miles

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

Distance: 84.1 miles

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

Distance: 84.1 miles

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

Distance: 89.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Naugatuck, 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

Hartford Signs $1.5 Billion Deal to Cover Asbestos Liability Exposures

Hartford Connecticut Financial Company signed a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement to cover its asbestos and environmental liability exposures.

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