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New Jersey is a small state in the northeastern region of the U.S. with nearly 130 miles of Atlantic coastline. It is most densely populated and 11th-most populous state in the country. The current population of New Jersey is approximately 8,958,013.

New Jersey Asbestos History

Being a highly industrialized state, asbestos use also was extremely high in New Jersey. During the 19th century industrial revolution, factories and other industrial facilities replaced farms and became the main employers in the state. All those facilities used massive quantities of asbestos because of its ability to prevent corrosion and to resist fire and heat. Large scale asbestos use by heavy industries in New Jersey started mainly in the 1930s and 40s and continued until the 1970s.

The use of asbestos gradually decreased after the United States Environmental Protection Agency started regulating the cancer-causing mineral in the 1980s. But many people, who suffered extensive exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products until the 1980s have already developed mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. As mesothelioma takes several decades to manifest following the asbestos exposure, many former workers are still at the risk of developing the fatal cancer.

Though the EPA has been regulating asbestos since the 1980s, its use has not been fully prohibited in the U.S. Although the use of asbestos has become limited, the dangerous mineral is still present in numerous old structures in the U.S. Many such buildings are there in New Jersey as well. These buildings include hospitals, schools, homes, and military bases.

According to a 2004 report on mesothelioma deaths in the U.S., New Jersey ranks sixth. More than 1700 New Jersey individuals died from mesothelioma between 1979 and 2001. Additionally, approximately 1783 people died from asbestosis during this period.

Johns Manville

New Jersey’s industrial workers suffered heavy asbestos exposure until the 1980s. Initial asbestos lawsuits were filed in the 1920s. However, the entire industry denied any link between exposure to asbestos and health conditions including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Corporates including Johns Manville purposefully concealed medical data linking asbestos exposure to severe health conditions including cancer for almost 50 years.

Though the EPA started reporting the hazards of asbestos in the 1970s, Johns Manville argued any such data hadn’t been released before 1964. But the company possessed data about the hazards associated with the mineral as early as the 1930s. Despite this knowledge, it continued production of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) for several decades.

Johns Manville had a big manufacturing plant in Manville, a Somerset County town. Though the plant is now closed, workers were exposed regularly to asbestos while it was functional. In 1982, the company declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of numerous suits and class action lawsuits filed in states including New Jersey.

Other New Jersey Companies with Asbestos Problems

Apart from Johns Manville, several other companies in New Jersey are known for asbestos problems. These companies include:


Campbell’s Soup

General Motors

Squibb Pharmaceutical

Johnson & Johnson (J&J)

American Cyanamid Chemical

OC Berlin


Central Region HS

Berkeley Heights Elementary

St. Catherine of Siena

Cherry Hill HS

Clifton HS

Bergenfield HS

New Milford HS

Ridgewood HS

Rumson Elementary

Lyndhurst HS

Plainfield HS

Rahway HS

New Jersey Training School

Totowa Memorial

Edinboro State Teachers College


All Souls

Cooper Medical Center

John F. Kennedy

Holy Name

Lakehurst Naval

Morristown Memorial

NJ State Hospitals (Ancora and Avenel)




Additional Companies

Allied Chemical Corporation

American Standard Incorporated

American Stores Co

Atlantic City Electric Company

Atlantic City Convention Hall

Arc Mercer Incorporated

Bakelite Company

Bell Telephone

Bordentown Reformatory

Bridgeton Condensed Milk Co

Cadillac Dog Food Co

California Oil

Camden County Courthouse and Jail

Charles S. Woods Co

Claridge Hotel

E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Powder Co

Exxon (Linden)

Federal Telephone and Radio Corp

Forstmann & Huffman Co

Fritzsche Brothers Incorporated

Fuchs Lang Manufacturing Co

Fucho & Lang Manufacturing Co

Haddon Hall Hotel

Hercules Powder Company

Hungerford Electric Manufacturing Co

International Nickel Co

John Sykes Company

Mitronics Hi-Temp

Monsanto Chemical Company

NJ State Reformatory for Women

Owens Corning Fiberglass

Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines

P.S. Sewaren Generating Station

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) Generating Station

Samuel Miller Center

Stewart Hartshorn Co

Unimatic Manufacturing Co

Union Carbide Building

U.S. Pipe & Foundry

United Gas Improvement Co

Wecoline Products Co


Bethlehem Steel

Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock

Naval Weapons Station Earle

NY Shipbuilding


Hire a Mesothelioma Lawyer in New Jersey

Those who have developed mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer after being directly or secondarily exposed to asbestos could be entitled to significant damages. We are ready to help you choose the right mesothelioma lawyer who can obtain the highest compensation for your asbestos-related injuries. Please call 1-800-706-5606 or submit our contact form.