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Rensselaer, New York

The City of Rensselaer is located across the Hudson River from Albany in New York State. The current estimated population is 7,761. The city is named after a 17th century landowner, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, who owned a sizeable land claim on both sides of the river. Once a major railroad hub, Rensselaer still sees substantial rail traffic, and a new Amtrak station was built in 2002 to replace the outdated 1968 terminal. Fort Crailo, an 18th century manor house built by Van Rensselaer's grandson, is preserved as a National Historic Landmark and house museum.

The area that is present-day Rensselaer was part of Henry Hudson's original land claim. The first settlements were established by 1628, and by 1642 Rensselaer had several farms, a brewery and a ferry to Beverwyck (now present-day Albany). By the early 19th century, the hamlets of Greenbush, East Albany and Bath were well established; the three hamlets would later combine to become the city of Rensselaer. At mid-century, two important developments occurred: the arrival of the railroads, and the invention of aniline dyes. The Boston & Albany Railroad established freight yards, shops, and a roundhouse and passenger depot to facilitate transfers with the New York Central Railway. In 1868, the Albany Aniline and Chemical Company began manufacturing dyes at Rensselaer. In 1882, at the same site, the Hudson River Aniline Color Works was formed to produce dyes under an agreement with the German firm Bayer and Company. Over the years, buildings were added, replaced and rebuilt. A succession of companies operated the dye works and by 1994 it was the largest and the oldest continually operating dye works in the U.S. BASF Corporation, the plant's final owner, closed the Rensselaer plant in 2000.

Rensselaer's history of industry makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma oncologists located in or near Rensselaer at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Rensselaer, you may benefit by seeking counsel from a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rensselaer

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

  • Basf Corporation
  • Bayer Company
  • Dorn's Trans Company Terminal
  • F.C. Huyck and Sons
  • Grasselli Chemical Company
  • Huyck Corporation
  • Huyck Felt Company
  • Mohawk Asbestos, Inc.
  • New York Central System
  • Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Sterling Winthrop
  • Winthrop Laboratories, Inc.
  • Winthrop Stearns, Inc.
  • Winthrop, Nobel & Stearns, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rensselaer, New York

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


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 79.6 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 99.5 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 99.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rensselaer, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rensselaer, 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. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 81.9 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 99.5 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 99.5 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 99.5 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 99.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rensselaer, 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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