Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc.

May 02, 2008 15:31 ET

Bennett Environmental Inc. Announces Claim From Prime Contractor on the Federal Creosote Project

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that the prime contractor on the Federal Creosote project has filed a complaint against the Company in a US court. The complaint also names a director and officer, an officer and a senior manager who are no longer with the Company. The complaint claims these three individuals colluded with an employee of the prime contractor relating to, among other things, the awarding of the Federal Creosote project during the years 2002 through 2004. On a joint and several basis, the complaint seeks approximately $5.3 million in damages from the Company, other parties unrelated to the Company, and the director, officer, and senior manager formerly with the Company. The outcome of this matter is not determinable and no amount has been recorded on the Company's financial statements in respect of the complaint. Management intends to defend against this complaint vigorously.

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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:

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