Clairton is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Monongahela River and is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area. The population was 8,491 at the 2000 census. Under Pennsylvania legal classifications for local governments, Clairton is considered a third-class city. The city was the setting for the movie The Deer Hunter (1978), although the opening scene featuring the "City of Prayer" sign was not actually filmed there (other mill towns in the Monongahela River Valley and elsewhere in the tri-state area were used). That sign was based on the signs in Clairton, but that footage was actually shot in Mingo Junction, OH. It also is home to Clairton Works, the largest coke manufacturing facility in the United States. The Montour Trail, a recreational rail-trail extends from Clairton to Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

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What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

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