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SUNY Potsdam began when Benjamin Raymond founded St. Lawrence Academy in 1816. The original campus was located between Main and Elm Streets. In 1835, the New York State Legislature gave the college reimbursements so that teachers could be properly trained for public school education curriculums. In 1869, St. Lawrence Academy was renamed the Potsdam Normal School. In 1917, the current building was demolished and a new classroom-administration building was constructed in its wake. The school was renamed as the State University of New York Teachers College at Potsdam in 1948. Currently, the school is known as SUNY Potsdam. Many of SUNY Potsdam’s buildings were erected between 1951 and 1973. SUNY Potsdam has 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 44 buildings on its campus.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at SUNY Potsdam are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos was used throughout the SUNY Potsdam campus in the forms of joint compound, block insulation, and pipe covering. Asbestos block insulation and pipe covering coated pipes, pumps, valves, breechings and boilers so as to protect the pipes and to maintain stable temperatures in the heat system.
Asbestos joint compound was used in between sheets of drywall. Joint compound came in the forms of a ready mix or a dry mix. After applying to seams in between the drywall sheets, it was sanded down. Working with asbestos joint compound often caused asbestos fibers to be emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.