Niagara Mohawk’s Oswego Steam Generating Station is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Oswego, New York. The Oswego Steam Station contains four fossil fuel steam electric generating units that were constructed between 1938 and 1956. Initially, the steam electric generating units were powered by coal, but in 1972, the units were converted and powered by oil.
Prior to the mid-1970s, asbestos was used extensively in the utility industry as insulation for high-heat temperature equipment, such as turbines, large boilers, pumps, steam lines and valves. Inhaling dust and particles from the application, maintenance and removal of asbestos insulation and other materials placed workers at risk of developing serious health problems. Most workers were not aware of the dangers of exposure to the asbestos dust, and carried on their work without masks or protective gear. Even workers 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.
Our attorneys have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products to which our clients were exposed. If you or a loved one once worked at Niagara Mohawk's Oswego Steam Station and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us for a free case evaluation.