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Plattsburgh, New York

The City of Plattsburgh, New York, is located on the western side of Lake Champlain, where it joins the Saranac River and is surrounded by the town of Plattsburgh. The city proper has a population of nearly 20,000 residents. The site of a former Air Force Base, Plattsburgh today relies on a mix of manufacturing and tourism for its economic base. Industry is represented by well-established companies such as Georgia-Pacific, and more recent additions such as rail car manufacturer Bombardier. Plattsburgh is also home to a branch of the State University of New York, founded as the Plattsburgh Normal School in 1889.

Plattsburgh is named for its founder, Zephaniah Platt, who settled in the area in 1785. Early industry centered on the fur trade, and the various mills needed to develop a town - sawmills, grist and fulling mills, and others. During the 19th century, Plattsburgh had sufficient industry to establish itself as a village in 1815. A series of devastating fires caused setbacks, particularly an 1849 fire which leveled the entire business district, including the public library. A similar fire in 1867 again destroyed most of Plattsburgh's shops and factories. The 20th century was more promising, as the Plattsburgh Army Barracks was converted to a Strategic Air Command bomber base in the 1950s. The base, which closed down in 1995, also included 12 Atlas missile silos, and a runway large enough to serve as an alternate landing site for the space shuttle. Georgia-Pacific Corporation acquired the former Vanity Fair Paper Mills in 1963. Today the base has been repurposed for commercial airlines and industrial uses. Thanks to a strong Canadian dollar, tourism also increased during the 1980s, prompting the construction of Champlain Centre North mall and other retailers.

Cycles of construction and industrial activity in Plattsburgh make asbestos exposure a cause for concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Plattsburgh at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Plattsburgh, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Plattsburgh

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

  • Berst Forester Dixfield Company
  • Bert-Forster Dixfield Company
  • Carter-Arace
  • Diamond National Corp
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • J.A. Freeman
  • New York State University
  • Physicians Hospital
  • Physicians Hospital
  • Plattsburg Light Ht. and Power Company
  • Plattsburgh Air Force Base
  • Plattsburgh Hospital
  • Plattsburgh Light, Heat and Power Company
  • State University of New York
  • United States Air Force
  • Vanity Fair Paper Mills Inc.
  • Vanity Fair Paper Mills, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Plattsburgh, New York

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

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Barbara E. Rubin Building
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.7 miles

University of Vermont College of Medicine
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405

Distance: 19.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Plattsburgh, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Plattsburgh, 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. Claire Verschraegen
Vermont Regional Cancer Center
Hematology/Oncology Division, UVM Given College of Medicine Building
89 Beaumont Avenue, Suite E-214
Burlington, VT 05405

Distance: 19.8 miles

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Plattsburgh, 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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