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Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls is a city of approximately 55,000 residents in upstate New York. Niagara Falls and its Canadian neighbor, Niagara Falls, Ontario, are situated on opposite banks of the Niagara River near the cluster of waterfalls for which both cities are named. The power and grandeur of the falls have long drawn people to the area for both commerce and recreation. Hydroelectric power generated by the falls was particularly attractive to the chemical and petroleum processing industries, with companies such as Occidental Chemical Corporation and Niacet Corporation operating plants in Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls State Park, which encompasses Goat Island, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, has been a popular destination for families and newlyweds since 1885, prompting the city's nickname of "Honeymoon Capital of the World."

Niagara Falls was settled sometime in the 17th century, and was not incorporated as a city until 1892. Industry in Niagara Falls took a leap forward in 1895, the year that the Niagara Falls Power Company began generating hydroelectric power, and Jacob Schoellkopf completed his second hydroelectric plant. By the time of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, more than two dozen companies were operating on property owned by the Niagara Falls Power Company, including Carborundum Company, Union Carbide Company, and Niagara Electro Chemical Company. In 1918, the two power companies merged, retaining the Niagara Falls name. Soon paper, rubber, plastics and other industries moved to Niagara Falls to take advantage of the inexpensive and abundant electrical supply. The devastating collapse of the Schoellkopf Power Station in 1956 reduced local generating capacity. This led to an industrial and economic decline. Tourism is currently the main revenue generator for Niagara Falls, attracting nearly ten million visitors annually to the falls and entertainment venues such as the Seneca Niagara Casino, which opened in 2003.

Niagara Falls is notable for its history of heavy industry and power generation, in which asbestos materials were frequently used. We have identified numerous jobsites in Niagara Falls where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Niagara Falls and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Niagara Falls

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

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Airco Alloys & Carbide Corporation
  • Airco Speer Carbon Graphite
  • Albert Elia Building Company, Inc.
  • Anaconda Aluminum Company
  • Arms Bureau of Mines
  • Auto Lite Battery Corp
  • Auto Lite, Inc.
  • Autolite Company
  • B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Bell Aerospace
  • Bell Aircraft Corporation
  • Blaw-Knox Pure Carbon Company
  • Carborundum Company
  • Cascades of Niagara Falls
  • Chemical Construction Corporation
  • Cliff Paper Company
  • Development and Funding Company
  • Dupont Chemical
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company Inc.
  • Electric Auto Lite Company
  • Electro Metallurgical Company
  • Falls Street Station
  • Gaskill Junior High School
  • Goodyear Chemical Company
  • Great Lakes Carbon Corporation
  • Highland School
  • Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corp
  • Hooker Electro Chemical Company
  • Hydraulic Power Company
  • Industrial Piping
  • International Graphite and Electride Corp
  • International Minerals and Chemical Corporation
  • International Paper Mill
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Lasalle Junior High
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Mathieson Alkali Works
  • Montgomery Wards
  • Mt. Sinai Mary's Nurses Home
  • National Biscuit Company
  • National Carbon Company Inc
  • National Food Conservatory
  • Niacet Chemicals Corporation
  • Niagara Alkali Company
  • Niagara Electro Chemical Company
  • Niagara Falls High
  • Niagara Falls Medical Center
  • Niagara Falls Power Authority
  • Niagara Smelting Corp
  • Niagara Stone Products
  • Niagara University
  • Nicholson & Hall Boiler & Welding Corp
  • Nitel Paper Corp
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Occidental/Hooker/Durez
  • Oldbury Electro Chemical Company
  • Pathfinder Chemical Corporation
  • Phosphorous Compound Company
  • Power Authority of New York State
  • Prestolite Company
  • Pure Carbonics Corp
  • Shredded Wheat Plant
  • Speer Carbon Company
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Trott Vocational High School
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United States Aluminum Company
  • Us Chemical Corp
  • W.A. Rogers Company
  • Wendts Dairy
  • Westinghouse Church Kerr and Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Niagara Falls, New York

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

Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Distance: 16.2 miles

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

Distance: 70.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Niagara Falls, New York

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

Dr. Sai Yendamuri
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Distance: 16.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Niagara Falls, 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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