SOURCE: American Ecology Corporation

June 14, 2007 14:00 ET

American Ecology Nevada Subsidiary Receives OSHA Safety Recognition

BEATTY, NV--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - American Ecology Corporation (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that its subsidiary, US Ecology Nevada, has achieved Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARP) designation by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. SHARP recognition is based on independent evaluation of management commitment, employee involvement, health and safety expertise and training.

At a ceremony today at the company's Beatty hazardous waste facility, Nevada SHARP representative Joseph Nugent presented US Ecology employees with a SHARP flag commemorating their achievement.

In announcing US Ecology Nevada's designation, Nevada Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Roger Bremner said, "US Ecology's efforts are already resulting in a significant reduction in employee injuries and illnesses and workplace hazards."

"Safety is a core value at American Ecology," Stephen Romano, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, adding, "We look forward to maintaining this prestigious safety recognition through a continuing commitment to safety at all levels of our organization."

"We value our employees, expect them to work safely, and are proud of their enthusiastic support for the SHARP program," concluded US Ecology Nevada General Manager Bob Marchand.

Additional program information can be found at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) web site at http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/sharp.html.

American Ecology Corporation, based in Boise, Idaho, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous and non-hazardous waste services to refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and government customers throughout the United States. American Ecology is the oldest radioactive and hazardous waste services Company in the United States.

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