In recent years, former employees of Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) have developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. RG & E is a utility company that supplies natural gas and electricity to consumers throughout 2,700 miles surrounding Rochester, NY. Those who were employed at the Russell and Beebe coal stations, located in Rochester, New York, and its Ginna Nuclear Power Station, located in Ontario, New York, were routinely exposed to materials that contained asbestos. Asbestos insulation lined steam pipes, boilers, pumps, turbine generators and other equipment throughout RG &E powerhouses and substations.
Until the mid-1970’s, asbestos-containing materials were utilized as efficient insulation for intensely heated equipment such as pipes, boilers and turbines. Inhaling dust and particles from the application and maintenance of asbestos insulation and other materials placed employees at risk of developing serious health problems. Even those not who were not in direct contact with asbestos materials remain at risk for the development of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer.
The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products at RG &E power stations. Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were once employed at a RG &E power station and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights