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Waterford, New York

Waterford is a town in New York State, with a population of approximately 8,500. Located at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals, Waterford has long combined scenic beauty with industrial might. The power of Cohoes Falls, which once directly supplied Waterford's textile mills, is now harnessed by several electrical utilities. Tourists enjoying a cruise on the Erie Canal bypass the falls at the Waterford Flight, a series of lift locks which is the highest in the world. Waterford still retains a manufacturing base, including specialty chemicals producer Momentive Performance Materials and special-occasion clothing maker Ursula of Switzerland.

Waterford was ideally situated for industry, with the rivers and canals providing the means for power generation and shipping. Early manufacturers include the Button Fire Engine Works and the Gage Machine Works. A railroad line was established in 1853 which eventually became part of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, and Waterford continued to grow. Nearly a dozen knitting mills sprung up in the last quarter of the 19th century, including the Massasoit, Munson, Bishopton, and Clover mills. In 1872, Frank Gilbert purchased the Mohawk & Hudson paper mill, which is still in operation today as the mill and sample department of Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. Although textile production has largely died out in the area, Waterford still produces specialty paper goods, sealants and chemical products, and high-security goods for the detention industry.

Waterford's ongoing industrial and construction activities make asbestos exposure an ongoing issue for workers and their loved ones. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Waterford are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Waterford, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Waterford

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

  • Cluett, Peabody and Company
  • D & H Railroad Public Siding
  • D & H Railroad Public Team Track
  • Eddy Valve Company
  • G.E. Silicone
  • General Electric Company
  • Hot Oil Loop Building #7
  • Kavanaugh Knitting Company
  • Mcs Project
  • Mohawk Paper Mills
  • National Automotive Fibre Company
  • Pilot Plant #7
  • Robert A. Keasbey Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Waterford, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Waterford, 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: 93.4 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 90.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Waterford, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Waterford, 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: 93.0 miles

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

Distance: 93.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Waterford, 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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