Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc.

March 27, 2008 17:00 ET

Bennett Environmental Inc. Announces End of Current Saint Ambroise Campaign; Accrual Related to US Anti Trust Investigation

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - 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 March 29, 2008. The current campaign started on March 3, 2008 and processed material received since December and from inventory in order to meet contractual obligations.

Anti Trust Investigation

As referred to in note 17 of the Company's 2006 annual report, the Company received a Grand Jury subpoena from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) related to potential anti-trust activities in the environmental remediation industry. The Company has been cooperating with the DOJ investigation since that time. BEI has provided for $2.75 million in its 2007 results as the estimate for its liability related to this matter. None of the Company's current directors or officers were involved with BEI during the time period covered by the investigation, 2002-2004. BEI will continue to cooperate with agencies of the US government concerning these matters and to preserve its good standing with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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:

Contact Information