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Claymont, Delaware

Located on the banks of Naamans Creek on the Delaware River, the community now known as Claymont has been inhabited steadily since before 1200 A.D. The Dutch, who were the first Europeans to arrive, named the creek and settlement Naamans, after the Lenape Indians’ chief residing along the creek. The settlement grew and Claymont was officially named in 1856.

Claymont grew quickly from the 17th century through the 20th century, first with gristmills, farms and related ancillary industries, and later with lumber mills, a steel mill, and a chemical plant. General Chemical Company, formerly known as Allied Chemical, is located in Claymont and is a chemical manufacturing giant responsible for pioneering innovative processes in the field. Alkalis, coke ovens, coal tar, alum, soda ash and sulfur-based chemicals were products manufactured during wartime when the company earned the Army Navy “E” award for excellence. Phoenix Steel Corporation, or Phoenixville Foundry, is another impressive symbol of Claymont’s illustrious industrial past. Phoenix produced pig iron, wrought iron and later went on to create the Griffen gun. The company became an imposing player in the steel and iron industry, even exporting puddled iron to Paris, France to be used in construction of the Eiffel Tower. Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation, Worth Steel Company and Westinghouse Electric Company operated sites on Claymont land as well. The decline of the iron, steel and other manufacturing industries in recent years left many of these sites abandoned, however, the Claymont community has gathered together to rebuild the area in what some have called the single, largest redevelopment project in the county.

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has long been a problem in Claymont predominantly in the manufacturing and industrial settings. Workers in Claymont who believe they have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Claymont

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

  • Air Reduction Sales Company
  • Allied Chemical
  • Catalytic Construction
  • Chas Russo Company
  • Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation
  • Del Valley Works South
  • Delaware Water Corporation
  • General Chemical Company
  • L-Air Liquide
  • Marine Transport
  • Phoenix Steel Corporation
  • Sun Oil Company Plant
  • Sunolin Chemical Company
  • Texas Company
  • Ukranian Church
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Wickwere Spencer Steel Div
  • Worth Steel Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Claymont, Delaware

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


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 70.9 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 18.6 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 26.8 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 24.1 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 21.8 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 16.2 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 71.7 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 70.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Claymont, Delaware

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

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 16.2 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 16.2 miles

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 17.6 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 21.8 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 70.9 miles

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 71.3 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 71.7 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 71.7 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 71.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Claymont, Delaware

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Delaware, 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.

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