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Chicopee, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Chicopee, MA

Chicopee is a city of approximately 55,000 residents located in the Pioneer Valley, just north of Springfield, MA along the Connecticut River. First settled in 1640, Chicopee is comprised of several villages of Springfield which incorporated as a city in 1848. Neighborhoods such as Aldenville, Willimansett, and Cabotville retain the vestiges of these villages, and newer neighborhoods such as Chicomansett and Ferry Lane have formed as the city expanded. Four interstate highways run through Chicopee, providing relatively easy access to the larger cities of Springfield and Worcester, MA, Hartford, CT and Albany, NY.

Chicopee's city seal bears the Latin motto "Industriae Variae" or "Varied Industry." Transport and water power from the Connecticut River made a wide range of manufacture possible, including shipbuilding, fiber and textile mills, foundries, paper mills and shoe factories. Arms production was another prominent industry, with companies such as Ames Manufacturing Company, Crescent-Davis, and Savage Arms turning out cannons and swords, double-barreled shotguns, and Enfield rifles, respectively. Manufacturers of traditional foods, including kielbasa-maker Chicopee Provision Company, and Millie's Pierogi Company, reflect the vital contribution of Chicopee's many Polish-American immigrants to area business.

Twentieth-century additions to Chicopee's business profile include Fisk Rubber Company, maker of automobile and bicycle tires. Fisk Rubber was acquired in 1940 by U.S. Rubber Company (later Uniroyal), whose products included iconic sneaker brand Keds. 1940 also saw the establishment of Westover Air Reserve Base. Currently the largest Air Force Reserve Base in the United States, Westover is a "joint use" facility incorporating military and civilian airfields and terminal. With one of the largest runways on the east coast, Westover also serves as a backup landing site for NASA's space shuttles. Education and recreation are also valued in Chicopee, which is home to the first public library west of Boston, Elms College, and 575-acre Chicopee Memorial State Park.

Chicopee has a diverse history of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos products are at risk to develop asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. We provide information about treatment for mesothelioma in and around Chicopee at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chicopee

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

  • A.G. Spalding & Brothers
  • Chicopee High School
  • Chicopee Manufacturing Company
  • Chicopee Sewage Plant
  • Chicopee Trade School
  • Dwight Manufacturing Company
  • Fisk Rubber Company
  • Fisk Tire Company
  • Industrial Buildings Corporation
  • Kendall Hotel
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Our Lady of Elms College
  • Production Pattern & Foundry Company
  • Savage Arms Corp
  • Scriber School
  • Spalding Manufacturing Company
  • Turners Falls Power & Electric Company
  • U.S. Engineers
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Ward Six School
  • Western Massachussets Electric Company
  • Westover Air Force Base

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chicopee, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Chicopee, Massachusetts. 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: 78.6 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 76.9 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 77.9 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 76.4 miles


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

Distance: 65.2 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 29.0 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 62.2 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 62.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Chicopee, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 36.6 miles

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

Distance: 59.5 miles

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

Distance: 62.1 miles

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

Distance: 62.1 miles

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

Distance: 62.2 miles

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

Distance: 62.2 miles

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

Distance: 63.5 miles

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

Distance: 63.5 miles

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

Distance: 64.2 miles

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

Distance: 76.4 miles

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

Distance: 76.4 miles

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

Distance: 76.9 miles

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

Distance: 76.9 miles

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

Distance: 78.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chicopee, Massachusetts

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