Bennett Environmental Inc.
TSX : BEV

Bennett Environmental Inc.

December 20, 2007 14:17 ET

Bennett Environmental Announces End of Current Campaign at Saint Ambroise Facility

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2007) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that it will end its current treatment campaign at its Saint Ambroise facility on December 20, 2007. The current campaign started on September 18, 2007 and processed material that had been received since June 2007.

"This has been a successful campaign for Bennett, the facility operated successfully throughout the period with up time and production efficiency at budgeted levels. This is a testament to the caliber of our management in Saint Ambroise and the strong operating team that they have built" said Jack Shaw President and CEO of the Company. He continued "We have an exceptional technical facility in Saint Ambroise which has performed well. Unfortunately as we have indicated earlier this year there is not sufficient volumes of soil in the market to allow us to operate on a continuous basis, so we will continue to operate on a campaign basis."

Volume processed at Saint Ambroise in 2007 was higher than for the same period in 2006. "The increase in volume reflects the improvement in the Company's marketing approach that was begun at the end of 2006" said Shaw. "While there has been a significant improvement in activity the Company needs to continue to aggressively market its services on both large and small projects to ensure that we capture as much volume as possible for our facility."

The Company indicated that it will continue to receive material at Saint Ambroise and will start processing again once sufficient inventories have been accumulated. The Company's Kirkland Lake and Cornwall facilities are continuing to operate based on strong order books.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release and in certain documents incorporated by reference into this press release constitute forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe" and "confident" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. BEI believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in, or incorporated by reference into, this press release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. BEI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc. is a North American leader in high temperature treatment services for the treatment of contaminated soil and has provided thermal solutions to contamination problems throughout Canada and the U.S. Bennett Environmental's technology provides for the safe, economical and permanent solution to contaminated soil. Independent testing has consistently proven that the technology operates well within the most stringent criteria in North America. For information, please visit the Bennett Environmental website at: www.bennettenv.com.

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