SOURCE: ENPRO Services, Inc.

ENPRO Services, Inc.

September 13, 2011 08:56 ET

ENPRO Reports Majority of Wastewater Disks Successfully Recovered From New England Beaches

Local Environmental Organizations Played Important Roles in Reporting and Cleanup Effort

NEWBURYPORT, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Since March 2011 (continuing through the end of September) ENPRO Services, Inc. (ENPRO), a customer-focused firm specializing in the management of oil and hazardous waste, has been under contract with the Hooksett Sewer Commission to track and recover millions of sewage disks that were released March 7 from a wastewater treatment plant in Hooksett, N.H. As fall begins, ENPRO reports that the majority of the cleanup is wrapping up: to date, it is estimated that more than 4 million disks have been recovered from total of 4.3 million that were determined to have been released, ranging from as far north as Scarborough, ME to East Matunuck, RI in southern New England.

"ENPRO appreciates the contributions of many parties, including the Town of Hooksett, municipal and state authorities, and hundreds of individual volunteers, to this large-scale cleanup," said Geoffrey Brown, Vice President, ENPRO Services, Inc. "The outstanding work of environmental organizations such as the New Hampshire chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation has had a substantial, positive impact on the speed and efficiency of the project. We encourage communities affected by the disk release to join these fine organizations in their upcoming public beach cleanups!"

"Since March, we've had hundreds of volunteers involved in cleaning up disks at our public beach cleanups, and also at their 'own' beaches adopted through our Adopt-a-Beach Program. We've also had a number of volunteers call us on a regular basis to report disks," said Jennifer Kennedy, Executive Director of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. "The volunteers have been instrumental in cleaning up the disks and reporting sightings, which has allowed us to inform ENPRO and target our own cleanup efforts. We appreciate ENPRO's leadership in cleaning up the disks before they presented a hazard to marine life in the Gulf of Maine. While we still continue to find small numbers of disks on the beaches, the number is drastically reduced from what it was a few months ago."

The Blue Ocean Society invites volunteers to get involved in a thorough cleaning of the coast during the New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup on September 16-17. This cleanup is held in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup -- an effort that involves hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout the world. Volunteers can sign-up at www.coastalcleanup.org. On October 1, the Surfrider Foundation welcomes volunteers to participate in a public beach cleanup, meeting at 8:00am at North Beach in Hampton, NH. For further information, please visit http://surfridernewhampshire.wordpress.com/.

About ENPRO

ENPRO Services, Inc., (ENPRO) is a customer-focused firm specializing in the management of oil and hazardous waste. With over 25 years of industry experience, ENPRO serves a diverse client base from its fully equipped service centers located in Burlington, VT, Pembroke, NH, Newburyport, MA, and Portland, ME. ENPRO provides comprehensive environmental services to address virtually any project that requires the professional management of oil and hazardous waste, featuring 24-hour emergency response, waste transportation and disposal, small- and large-scale site clean-ups, technical assessments, equipment rental, and the removal and installation of petroleum/chemical distribution and storage tank systems, as well as a broad range of additional field and technical services. ENPRO is recognized throughout the Greater Northeast region for its depth of seasoned employees and their ability to complete assignments on a turnkey basis using company-owned resources.

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