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Solvay, New York

Solvay is a village in New York state. Located just outside of Syracuse, Solvay has an estimated population of just over 6,800. The 1.6 square mile village, which owes its name to once-prominent manufacturer the Solvay Process Company, Solvay has a quiet, small-town air, with schools, parks and a Carnegie library. Many residents are of Irish, Polish, or Italian descent, reflecting the nationalities of early immigrants to the area.

Established in 1794, the village was first named Geddesburgh, after founder James Geddes. In 1884, William B. Cogswell and Roland Hazard established the Solvay Process Company to produce soda ash, an important chemical in dye processes and glass making. Other products included limestone, calcium carbonate and bicarbonate of soda. The village was incorporated as Solvay in 1895. Solvay Process Company was a major employer in the village until 1985, when parent company Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation closed the facility. The Church & Dwight Company, makers of Arm & Hammer baking soda, operated a plant in Solvay until 2000. The Iroquois China Company, established in 1905, produced china tableware in Solvay until 1969, and many of its wares have become collectibles. Metalworking was also a key industry, with the Frazer & Jones foundry and Crucible Steel Company operating nearby. Solvay is no longer a "company town," but has remained economically stable. The former Allied Chemical site is occupied by Solvay Paperboard, which was purchased in 2009 by Rock-Tenn Co., which plans to upgrade the facility.

Solvay's industrial past makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Solvay, you may benefit by seeking counsel from a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Solvay

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

  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • Atmoshperic Nitrogen Corp
  • Crucible Steel
  • Frazer and Jones Company
  • Frazer Jones Company
  • G O Warehouse
  • North Boiler House
  • North Bride St Siding
  • Salt City Energy Venture
  • Solvay Process Company

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Solvay, 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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