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Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

Situated in the extreme southeastern corner of the state along the Delaware River, Marcus Hook is a borough in Delaware County. Often referred to as “The Cornerstone of Pennsylvania”, Marcus Hook is a family-oriented community of 2,500 residents and boasts over one hundred businesses. Marcus Hook is a pedestrian friendly community, where the main business district, public parks and buildings, schools, neighborhoods, and the riverfront are all within close proximity.

Economic development of Marcus Hook has been largely related to its location along the Delaware River. During the 18th and 19th century, Marcus Hook was a center for small ship construction and for the fishing industry, and later became a resort and amusement center. The reliable rail, road and deep water ship facilities in Marcus Hook and the demand for petroleum attracted new industries at the turn of the 20th Century. Oil refineries were constructed along the waterfront, beginning with the Bear Creek Refining Company in 1892, giving Marcus Hook its primary industry. In 1901, the Sunoco Refinery began operations. By the end of the 1920s, the Union Petroleum Company, quickly to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sinclair Refining Company, expanded operations to reach a 160,000 barrel a day production capacity. Marcus Hook’s deep water harbor allows inexpensive delivery of crude oil from West Africa, the North Sea, Texas, Venezuela, and other locations by tanker and efficient export to overseas markets. Pennsylvania and Reading railroad lines (now Conrail) provide access to continental markets. Another significant industry founded in Marcus Hook included the manufacture “artificial silk”. In 1910, the American Viscose Company constructed the largest synthetic fiber plant in the world. It's been noted that Marcus Hook was the American birthplace of rayon, the first mass-produced, man-made fiber in the United States.

Marcus Hook’s history in the manufacturing and petroleum industries may have exposed workers to asbestos-containing products.

Workers and loved ones were unaware of the perils posed by asbestos exposure and the inherent risks of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Marcus Hook

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

  • Allied Chemical Corporation - Baker & Adamson Plant
  • American Viscose Corporation
  • B.F. Refinery
  • Benzol Products Company
  • Bp Oil Corporation
  • Brithish Petro
  • Congoleum
  • Congoleum Nairn Inc.
  • Conoqleum Company
  • General Chemcial Company
  • J.J. White Company
  • Marcus Hook Plant
  • National Aniline and Chemical Company
  • Pure Oil Company
  • Signal Oil & Gas Company
  • Sinclair Refining Company
  • Sun Oil Company Refinery
  • Sun Oil Plant
  • Sun Petroleum Company
  • Sunoco Refining and Marketing
  • Texas Company
  • Tosco Pennsylvania
  • United Roofing and Manufacturing Company
  • Visco Company
  • Viscose Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Marcus Hook, 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: 69.7 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 16.6 miles


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

Distance: 16.6 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 16.6 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 18.0 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 25.6 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 23.2 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 20.7 miles


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

Distance: 17.1 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 72.2 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 71.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Marcus Hook, 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: 16.6 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: 16.6 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: 16.6 miles

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

Distance: 17.1 miles

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

Distance: 17.1 miles

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

Distance: 20.7 miles

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

Distance: 69.7 miles

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

Distance: 71.9 miles

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

Distance: 72.2 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: 72.2 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: 72.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Marcus Hook, 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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