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SUNY Brockport began when the Baptist Association of Western New York tried to found a college in Brockport, New York in 1836. Unfortunately, financial duress caused construction to cease and contractors to foreclose on the building and grounds. In 1841, several citizens of Brockport bought the foreclosed property and established the Brockport Collegiate Institute. In 1867, the school was renamed the Brockport State Normal School. Normal schools were state-sponsored and offered teacher training to students. In 1942, the Normal School became the Brockport State Teacher’s College. The State University of New York system was founded in 1948, and the college became the State University of New York College at Brockport. From the 1950s to the 1970s, SUNY Brockport’s campus expanded. Currently, SUNY Brockport offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of subjects.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at SUNY Brockport are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos materials were utilized in the building and renovating of SUNY Brockport’s campus. Asbestos could be found in pipe covering, fireproof insulation, insulating cement, joint compound, block insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and gaskets. Asbestos pipe covering coated water and steam pipes and asbestos block insulation coated boilers. Pipe elbows and valves were covered in asbestos insulating cement.
The structural steel of buildings at SUNY Brockport was coated in asbestos insulation. Fireproof insulation came as a dry mix that was mixed with water and sprayed onto the structural steel. Working with this mixture caused plentiful asbestos dust to be emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.
Vinyl asbestos floor tiles were also used in buildings at SUNY Brockport. When shipped, these tiles often cracked, which caused asbestos to contaminate the box that they were shipped in. When opened, asbestos dust was emitted into the air. Asbestos joint compound also sealed the seams between drywall sheets. Asbestos joint compound was packaged in five-pound buckets. Joint compound was sanded down and new layers were applied. Asbestos acoustical ceiling tiles could also be found in several buildings at SUNY Brockport. Laborers would cut down the tiles into irregular wall shapes, another process that caused asbestos dust to be emitted into the air. Asbestos gaskets were also used in pipe flanges on the steam system at SUNY Brockport. When replaced, gaskets were scraped off of flanges, thus causing asbestos dust to be emitted into the air.