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Ithaca, New York

Ithaca is a city on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Since 1865, Ithaca has been a prominent center of higher education, home to Ivy League school Cornell University and Ithaca College, which was established in 1892 as a music school. Ithaca in many ways is a classic college town, with Collegiate Gothic buildings sited among scenic river gorges, and a vibrant arts and music scene. The city also retains a manufacturing base, with companies such as Emerson Power Transmission and nearby Borg Warner Automotive drawing workers from Ithaca and surrounding towns. Tourism is also a valuable industry, with the historic downtown area's bookstores, shops and restaurants, including the well-known Moosewood Restaurant, attracting students and visitors alike.

Ithaca was initially settled in the late 18th century by Revolutionary War veterans. It was a rough-and-tumble frontier town until about 1817, when it was designated as the seat of the new Tompkins County. Railways and canals improved access, and Ithaca's population and industry grew. Ithaca incorporated as a city in 1887. Companies such as Pritchard & Sons carriage makers, Ithaca Gun Company and Morse Chain Company were followed by National Cash Register and General Electric Company's Langmuir research laboratory. In the early 20th century, Ithaca was briefly a center for the silent film industry, with local scenery providing a dramatic backdrop for the popular cliffhanger serials of the day. In recent years, Ithaca has focused on expanding its high-tech and tourism industries, while taking a renewed interest in its industrial past. A 100-year old warehouse that was formerly used for such diverse purposes as a corset factory, airplane parts factory, and a paper company, is now the headquarters for Historic Ithaca, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Ithaca's architectural and historical treasures.

Ithaca's continuing legacy of industry and historic preservation have made asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Ithaca, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Ithaca

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

  • Colonial Building
  • Cornell Univeristy
  • General Electric
  • Housing For The Elderly
  • Ithaca College
  • Ithaca Senior High School
  • Ithaca Sun Company
  • Morse Chain Company
  • New York State Electric & Gas Corporation
  • New York State Natural Gas
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Prudence Risley Hall
  • Robert A. Keasbey Company
  • Somerset
  • Tompkins County Hospital
  • Universal Heating Plant
  • University Heating Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Ithaca, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Ithaca, 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: 52.0 miles


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

Distance: 74.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Ithaca, 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.

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