Jobsite Spotlight: Ashland Oil

Asbestos was used extensively at the Tonawanda, NY Ashland Oil site, as it was in many refineries throughout the United States.   As a result of asbestos exposure at the Ashland Oil jobsite, many workers developed mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos.  In 1950, the Ashland Oil and Refining Company purchased […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Durez Plastics Corporation

Durez Plastics Corporation was a chemical and plastics factory that manufactured plastic molding compounds, as well as phenol, resins, and other industrial products. The plant, originally owned by Hooker Chemical and subsequently sold to Occidental Chemical Corporation, was one of the largest and most important employers in North Tonawanda, New York. Unfortunately, as a result […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Diemolding Corporation

JOBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Diemolding Corporation - Asbestos exposure is well known at this facility, as asbestos was utilized as filler in and during the process where raw plastic materials were heated and formed into the finished plastic products.

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Jobsite Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant

The Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant was covered throughout with asbestos-containing materials. The North Mill, South Mill, Strip Mill, Bar Mill, annealing and blast furnaces, open hearth furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces, the mold yards, heating furnaces, boilers, soaking pits, hot tops, and coke ovens all contained asbestos refractory materials. A refractory material is a non-metallic material […]

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