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Chester, Pennsylvania

Situated on the Delaware River is Chester, Pennsylvania, a city in Delaware County. Founded in 1644 by Swedish settlers, Chester is the oldest City in Pennsylvania. For the first two hundred years of its history, Chester was a thriving and wealthy manufacturing community; major industries included machinery, metal manufacturing, locomotive, shipbuilding, and textiles. These industries, coupled with the Chester's proximity to the Delaware River and major railways generated jobs and sustained a steady population growth. America's largest postbellum shipyard, John Roach's Delaware River Iron Ship Building and Engine Works, was located in Chester. Additionally, the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, later Pennsylvania Shipyard & Dry Dock Company, was located in Chester until it closed in 1990. Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Chester in honor of the city.

The post-war economy also had a negative impact on Chester as it did on many industry-based cities at the time. Chester began to experience economic difficulties losing its shipyard and automobile manufacturing jobs as early as the late 1950s, causing the population to be reduced by half in fifty years from 65,000 in 1950 to under 37,000 in 2000. Poverty and crime rose as the city declined. In 1995, the state designated Chester as a financially distressed municipality. In recent years, Chester became eligible for Pennsylvania's Opportunity Zone program and firms began to accept state and local tax breaks to invest in KOZ-designated areas of Morrisville. In particular, the Wharf at Rivertown, a $60 million renovation of the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO)'s generating plant, which was originally built in Chester in 1918, has returned the waterfront to the local residents, offering both recreational and office space for new local businesses. Today the city is home to more than 33,000 residents.

Chester’s extensive industrial, shipbuilding and manufacturing history raises concern for asbestos exposure. We have identified a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred in Chester, Pennsylvania. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma clinics located in or near Chester at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Chester.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chester

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

  • A.H. Wirz Inc.
  • American Dredge
  • American Dyewood Company
  • American Locomotive Company
  • Atlantic Refining Company
  • Baldt Anchor Chain and Forge Company
  • Baldt Anchor Company
  • Baldt Anchor Forge Company
  • Baldwin Lima Hamilton
  • Balot Anchor Forge Company
  • Beacon Light Company
  • Bp
  • Buono Bakery
  • Chester High School
  • Chester Lace Company
  • Chester Paper Company
  • Chester Processing Company
  • Crozier Medical Center
  • Delaware County Electric Company
  • Delaware River Steel Company
  • Dredge Philadelphia
  • Employment Security Office
  • Fayette Manufacturing Company
  • Federal Steel Foundry Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hopeman Borthers
  • J H Wilcox
  • M.T. Seakite
  • Medford's Inc.
  • National Tube Company
  • Newark Processing Company
  • Pacor
  • Peco Chemical
  • Penn Shipbuilding
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Company
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Pennsylvania Steel Mill
  • Philadelphia Electric Company
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company
  • Phoenix Iron and Steel Company
  • Pittsburgh Ferromanganese Company
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Ruth Bennett Project
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Springwell Foundry
  • Sun Oil
  • Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  • Sun Transport Company
  • Thermal Refractories Company
  • Thomas Haywood
  • Tidewater Steel Company
  • Ukranian Cathedral
  • Widener University
  • Wirtz A H Inc

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chester, Pennsylvania

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


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 66.1 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 96.6 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 13.9 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 22.0 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 19.3 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 17.0 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 20.9 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 76.3 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 75.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Chester, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Chester, Pennsylvania. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
West Pavilion, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 17.0 miles

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 20.9 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 20.9 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 66.1 miles

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 76.0 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 76.3 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 76.3 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 76.3 miles

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 96.6 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 96.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chester, Pennsylvania

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Pennsylvania, 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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