Bennett Environmental Inc.

Bennett Environmental Inc.

February 18, 2009 16:38 ET

Bennett Environmental Inc. Announces Expected Receipt of Material at Saint Ambroise Site

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2009) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") today announced that in connection with the Ontario government's announcement of the award of the Pottersburg Creek clean-up that it has in place an agreement to receive the PCB impacted material removed from the storage vaults at that site. Under this agreement the contractor will utilize the Company's Recupere Sol Inc (RSI) facility in Quebec for the treatment of PCB impacted soil. Previous government announcements had indicated that there was approximately 78,000 tonnes of material stored there however the request for proposal issued by the Ontario government in 2008 was clear that there was no certainty about the volume of material to be removed and treated from the site and that volume estimates were provided for bidding and evaluation purposes only. The Company expects that it will receive material for treatment from this project commencing the end of the second quarter of 2009.

In addition the Company announced that it expects to receive material by the end of February from a project in New Jersey. This material is related to a contract that the Company signed in the second quarter of 2008. The contract is to treat a maximum of 12,000 tons of contaminated soil. There is no commitment on the part of the client with respect to the amount of material that will be shipped under the contract or the timing of these shipments.

The Company continues to actively seek further project work but at this time it has no contracts or purchase orders other than these two projects.

Consistent with its current practice the Company does not provide guidance on expected financial performance.

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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:

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