Bennett Environmental Inc.
TSX : BEI

Bennett Environmental Inc.

August 14, 2007 08:58 ET

Bennett Environmental Announces Plant Start Up in September and New Soils Contracts

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2007) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEI) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that it will restart operations at its Saint Ambroise soil treatment facility in September 2007. The Company also announced that it has been awarded two new contracts that will begin shipping soil to the Saint Ambroise facility in August. The new contracts are to treat dioxin contaminated soils originating from Louisiana and Illinois. Inventory accumulated during the planned shut down in July and August and these new contracts will be processed at the Saint Ambroise facility upon commencement of operations in September.

These two new projects, along with current projects in New Jersey, represent up to $5.9 million of revenue for Saint Ambroise over the balance of 2007. This revenue opportunity does not include any further contracts. The majority of this tonnage is from U.S. government funded clean up projects; however BEI has secured the projects working with different environmental contractors.

Jack Shaw, BEI's CEO, commented: "We believe the awarding of these contracts at this time is evidence that the level of activity in the market is increasing after a very slow start to the year. As these contracts are with different service companies it shows our strategy of working with multiple partners to fill the order book is working and bodes well for the future".

The Company reiterated its intention to operate its soil treatment facility on a campaign basis in order to match supply with demand for its soil treatment capabilities. Given the long sales cycle and the demand for thermal soil treatment the Company has decided it is not efficient to operate the facility on a continuous basis, but rather to operate the facility on a campaign basis.

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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