SOURCE: American Ecology Corporation

June 25, 2008 12:15 ET

American Ecology Ranked 63rd on FORTUNE Small Business 100 Fastest Growing Companies

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - American Ecology Corporation (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that FORTUNE Small Business (FSB) has ranked the Company 63rd on its annual FSB 100 list of the fastest growing small public companies in America. The eighth annual list appears in the July/August issue of FORTUNE Small Business.

Stephen Romano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to be recognized by FORTUNE for our sustained financial performance, including an annualized three year total return of 27.1%, that ranks us among the top small public companies in the United States."

To compile the annual list, FORTUNE Small Business enlisted financial research firm Zacks to rank public companies with revenues less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1, based on their percentage growth in earnings, revenue, and total return to investors over the past three years. Banks and real estate firms were excluded. To learn more about the FSB 100, visit http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb100/2008/index.html, or see the July/August 2008 print edition of Fortune Small Business. To view information on American Ecology's ranking, visit http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb100/2008/snapshots/63.html.

About American Ecology Corporation

American Ecology Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste services to commercial and government customers throughout the United States, such as steel mills, medical and academic institutions, petro-chemical facilities and the nuclear power industry. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the Company is the oldest radioactive and hazardous waste services company in the United States.

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