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Rome, New York

Rome is a city in upstate New York. Incorporated in 1870, the 72 square mile city occupies an area once known as the Oneida Carrying Place, a critical portage path on the trade route from Lake Ontario to the Hudson River, and a site of strategic importance during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. A reconstruction of Fort Stanwix, originally built in 1762 to guard the portage, has been operated as a National Park since the 1970s. Rome is also the site of a rare environmental area, the Rome Sand Plains. The Sand Plains are a 15,000-acre pine barrens, with multiple habitat area including sand dunes, bogs, and hardwood forest; rare plants and animals can be found here, and portions are accessible to hikers and cyclists.

Though settled in the 18th century, Rome began to develop as an industrial area after the opening of the Erie Canal. In 1851, Jesse Williams established the first cheese factory. In 1869, Rome boasted two foundries, the Rome Iron & Steel Bloom Company and the Rome Iron Works, which produced iron for the railroads. A third foundry, the Rome Merchant Iron Mill, was under construction. The New York Fuller's Earth and Soap Manufacturing Company was headquartered in Rome. In the 20th century, Rome became known as the "Copper City," producing 10% of the country's copper goods. Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. was formed in 1928 and 1929 from the merger of several companies, one of which traced its roots back to the copper rolling mill established by Paul Revere in 1801. Today, Revere Copper Products, Inc. maintains headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rome. During the second half of the 20th century, Rome was home to Griffiss Air Force Base and the Rome Air Development Center. Although the base closed in 1993 and has since been redeveloped for housing and office parks, the RADC continues in operation as part of the Rome Research Site.

Rome's history of industry makes exposure to asbestos an issue. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Rome.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rome

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

  • Arbuckle Ryan Company
  • Army Corps Steam Plant
  • Federal Creosoting Company
  • General Cable Corporation
  • Griffis Air Force Base
  • Jervis Library
  • New York State School For The Deaf
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Nolan Corporation
  • Nolan Jampol Inc
  • Revere Copper & Brass
  • Rome Brass and Copper Company
  • Rome Gas Electric Light and Power Company
  • Rome Metallica Bedstead Company
  • Rome School For The Deaf
  • Rome School For The Deaf - Boys Dormitory
  • Rome Strip Steel
  • Rome Tube Company
  • United States Air Force Base
  • W.C. Harrington

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rome, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rome, 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: 30.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rome, 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

Beech-Nut Refuses to Pay for Asbestos Clean Up at Former Plant

Beech-Nut says it will not pay for the multimillion-dollar asbestos clean up at its former plant near Albany, New York, despite a federal order. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

New Trial on Cancer-Related Anxiety Drug Psilocybin

A new trial shows psychotropic drug psilocybin has helped reduce anxiety in cancer patients in conjunction with psychotherapy.

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