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Oswego, New York

Oswego is a city on southern Lake Ontario in New York State. Incorporated as a city in 1848, Oswego currently has an estimated population of around 17,700. Oswego's rich history is reflected in its many historic buildings, including the Oswego Armory, Oswego Public Library, and the Richardson Bates House. The John D. Murray Firefighters Museum and the Safe Haven Museum preserve and honor important aspects of Oswego's past. Fort Ontario, a Revolutionary War-era fortification, has been restored and is maintained as a living history museum.

With the end of British occupation following the War of 1812, and the opening of the Oswego Canal link to the Erie Canal in 1829, the town began to develop into a mercantile and transportation center, with a working port and several active railway lines. The Oswego Starch Company was formed to produce cornstarch in 1848, and was absorbed by the National Starch Company in 1900. An 1866 business directory suggests the variety of trades practiced in the city, listing lumber yards, carriage and harness makers, a box factory, ornamental iron works, milliners, no fewer than 7 shoemakers, even an interior decorator and a practicing clairvoyant. Other manufacturers operating in turn-of-the-century Oswego include the Kingsford Foundry and Machine Works and Oswego Shade Cloth Company. The Oswego State Teachers College was founded in 1861 and has been part of the State University of New York system since 1948. Like many northern cities, Oswego has experienced a decline in industry in the 20th century, with retail, restaurant, education and service jobs becoming more important to the local economy. Tourism has also been a focus, with events such as the Great Pumpkin Festival and Harborfest helping to draw visitors to the city.

Oswego's industrial past and restoration of historic structures make asbestos exposure a concern for workers. We have identified numerous jobsites in Oswego where asbestos exposure has occurred. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Oswego are listed at the bottom of this page. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Oswego, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oswego

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

  • A. J. Eckert Company, Inc.
  • Alcan Aluminum Plant
  • American Can Company
  • Central New York Power Company
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant
  • Hammermill Corp
  • Hydro-Electric Plant
  • Ibm
  • International Paper Company
  • Marathon Paper
  • National Starch Company
  • National U.S. Radiator Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Steam Station
  • Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station
  • Nine Mile Point Powerhouse
  • Nuclear Power Plant
  • Oswego College
  • Oswego Machine Works
  • Oswego Package Boiler
  • Oswego Senior High School
  • Oswego State Teachers College
  • Oswego Steam Station
  • Oswego Street Railway Company
  • Peoples Electric Light and Power Company
  • Peoples Gas and Electric Company
  • Pontiac Nursing Home
  • Powerhouse Nine Mile Station
  • State Teachers College, Industrial Arts Building
  • State University of New York
  • Wswago State Teachers College

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Oswego, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oswego, 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: 31.2 miles

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

Distance: 62.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oswego, 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

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