Although Newark’s economy is now principally focused on insurance and financial services, the city still has many industrial facilities, including chemical works, breweries, and paint manufacturers. These and other industries used asbestos in the past and many job sites still contain the harmful mineral, putting Newark workers at risk.
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Newark Asbestos Facts
- Nearly 350 Newark and Essex County workers or residents died from asbestos-related illnesses between 1999 and 2013.
- As a port city, shipbuilding and shipyards have been important industries in Newark and heavy users of asbestos.
- Asbestos in older buildings in the city is still posing risks for residents and workers.
Ships and Transportation
Newark had a thriving shipbuilding industry during the city’s industrial era. Major employers in the industry included the Federal Shipyard and the Federal Shipbuilding & Dockyard Co. Ships at one time were constructed with asbestos in nearly all materials and components.
Automotive facilities in Newark also used asbestos. Brake pads and clutches contained asbestos to combat friction and overheating. Workers in plants and mechanics who made repairs to these parts risked asbestos exposure on the job.
Asbestos is also present in transportation facilities. One of the largest Newark work sites with asbestos contamination is Newark-Liberty Airport. Asbestos insulation and other materials were used in various hangars between 1948 and the early 1970s.
Thousands of transportation workers, shipbuilders, and military personnel in Newark were exposed to asbestos for prolonged periods. Many of these workers have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other illnesses
Asbestos in Newark Homes and Apartments
Many Newark buildings contain asbestos, especially those built before the mid-1980s. Asbestos was once used in roofing materials, steam pipes, flooring, electrical wiring, and insulation.
Homes built during the post-World War II housing boom, included materials containing asbestos, as this was a peak period for asbestos use in construction.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urges homeowners of older residences to hire a professional asbestos inspector with an EPA certification to determine if materials containing asbestos are present in their property. For information on asbestos inspectors in your area, contact the DEP’s Asbestos Waste and Disposal at 609-984-6985.
Asbestos in Newark Today
Several businesses and buildings in Newark are still associated with asbestos:
Oil and Metal Companies
- Sun Oil-Sunoco
- Humble Oil Keystone Sheet Metal Works
- Enterprise Steel Fabricators
- Hudson Oil Company
- Keystone Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
- Pure Oil Company
- Federal Transportation
- Newark Airport
- Allied Chemical
- Pitt Consolidated Chemical
- Wyandotte Chemical
- Lister Agricultural Chemical Company
Food and Drink
- Anheuser Busch
- Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
- Pabst Brewing Co.
- Nyack Hospital
- Cornwall Hospital
- Newark City Hospital
- St. Barnabas Hospital For Women and Children
- St. James Hospital
- Central Commercial and Manual Training High School (Central High School)
- Louis Spencer School
- Miller Street School
- Benjamin Moore and Co
- Colonnade Apartments
- Engineering Development Center
- Enterprise Steel Fabricators
- Lederle Labs
- Ballentine Salon
- Mohawk Refining Corporation
- Prudential Insurance
- Western Electric
- Woolsulate Corporation
Getting Legal Help in Newark
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Page Reviewed and Edited by Mesothelioma Attorney Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger grew up in Houston, Texas and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. For over 25 years years he has focused on representing mesothelioma cancer victims and others hurt by asbestos exposure. Paul and his law firm have represented thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients. Every client is extremely important to Paul and he will take every call from clients who want to speak with him. Paul and his law firm handle mesothelioma cases throughout the United States.