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Corning, New York

Corning is a small city of approximately 10,800 residents, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Known as the "Crystal City," Corning's history is closely tied to that of the glassmaking industry, and of Fortune 500 company Corning Incorporated, the city's primary employer. Corning's historic Gaffer District, where Corning, Inc. is located, is also home to a significant performing and fine arts community. The Corning Museum of Glass showcases a major collection of glass objects from around the world, and houses an important glass research center. The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, located in the former 1893 City Hall building, celebrates American Western and Native American art.

First settled in 1796 along the Chemung River, Corning's earliest industry was lumber. The river provided power and transport, and several mills operated in Corning, until the lumber supply gave out. Corning incorporated as a town in 1848 and continued to prosper with the help of the nearby Chemung Canal system, which allowed the town to ship coal, tobacco, whiskey and other goods for sale. The town grew with the railroads and the glass industry, becoming a city in 1890. The Corning Glass Works established itself in Corning in 1868, and after a somewhat rocky start, began mass-producing glass wares for scientific and industrial applications. Corning developed the glass bulb for Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb; the bulbs were so successful they accounted for half of Corning's production by 1908. In 1903, the Steuben Glass Works began producing art glass blanks for Corning, and was eventually absorbed by them. In 1908, Corning developed Pyrex, a tough borosilicate glass used in laboratory supplies and cookware. Despite serious flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972, Corning Glass Works remained committed to the town, helping to restore buildings damaged by the floodwaters. Today the company has diversified into high-tech applications such as fiber optics, photovoltaic glass, and flat-panel television and computer screens.

Corning's lengthy history of industry and architectural reuse makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Corning, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Corning

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

  • Corning Community College
  • Corning Fibre Box Corporation
  • Corning Gas and Electric Company
  • Corning Glass Works
  • Corning Laundry
  • Corning Packaging Company
  • Fallbrook Glass Plant
  • Multiform Fallbrook Plant
  • New York Electric & Gas Company
  • State University of New York
  • West Side High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Corning, New York

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

5008 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Distance: 83.5 miles

Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 73.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Corning, New York

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

Mesothelioma Cases Expected to Increase Through 2025

A new report shows the number of malignant mesothelioma cases is expected to rise through at least 2025. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Beech-Nut Refuses to Pay for Asbestos Clean Up at Former Plant

Beech-Nut says it will not pay for the multimillion-dollar asbestos clean up at its former plant near Albany, New York, despite a federal order. Read more at

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