SOURCE: Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.

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January 07, 2015 07:30 ET

Perma-Fix Environmental Services Hires Two Senior Industry Experts

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - January 07, 2015) - Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: PESI) today announced the hiring of two senior industry experts, Jeff Bowers as Vice President of Nuclear Services Performance Assurance & Business Development and Tony Mason, for the positions of Corporate Radiation Safety Officer and Certified Health Physicist.

Jeff Bowers' expertise includes environmental restoration, decontamination and demolition project management, decommissioning, engineering management, business development, construction engineering and health physics management. Prior to joining Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Mr. Bowers ran his own business providing consulting services for nuclear decommissioning sites in Canada. Previously, he spent nine years at Safety and Ecology Corporation, which was later acquired by Perma-Fix, where he was a senior project manager leading major projects. Mr. Bowers spent thirteen years at Fluor Daniel. In his new role at Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Mr. Bowers will focus on nuclear services performance assurance and business development where he will be responsible for decommissioning and decontamination projects and opportunities for the DOE, FUSRAP, Canada and commercial clients. He has a BS from the University of Alabama and a BA in Management from Wilmington College and is currently completing a master's in environmental management and sustainability at Harvard Extension School. 

Tony Mason's expertise is in the health physics field where he has managed over 100 radiological task orders involving investigations, surveys and remediation. He is experienced with mixed waste, special nuclear material, naturally occurring radioactive materials and a number of other radioactive substances. Prior to joining Perma-Fix, Mr. Mason was a principal health physicist with Cabrera Services, Inc. where he completed all hazards characterization and waste volume and cost estimation for a 20-megawatt reactor, among other responsibilities. Prior to that, Mr. Mason was a principal health physicist at Environmental Restoration Group where he developed and managed a full range of radiological investigation/remediation, remedial/removal actions at various sites. He held a number of other nuclear-related positions during his 33-year career. Mr. Mason holds an MS, Radiation Health Physics, University of Michigan; a BS Nuclear Medicine, Florida State University; and a BS, Applied Biology, Florida State University. He is also certified in comprehensive health physics by the American Board of Health Physics. 

Dr. Lou Centofanti, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Jeff and Tony to the Perma-Fix team. The depth and breadth of their industry experience will play an important role in securing new business and servicing our growing client base on both the government and commercial sides of our business. The turnaround at Perma-Fix in the third quarter of 2014 and our visibility going forward have necessitated our hiring of highly qualified individuals with unique technical capabilities in the area of radiation safety."

About Perma-Fix Environmental Services
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a nuclear services company and leading provider of nuclear and mixed waste management services. The Company's nuclear waste services include management and treatment of radioactive and mixed waste for hospitals, research labs and institutions, federal agencies, including the DOE, the Department of Defense ("DOD"), and the commercial nuclear industry. The Company's nuclear services group provides project management, waste management, environmental restoration, decontamination and decommissioning, new build construction, and radiological protection, safety and industrial hygiene capability to our clients. The Company operates four nuclear waste treatment facilities and provides nuclear services at DOE, DOD, and commercial facilities nationwide. Please visit us at http://www.perma-fix.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" which are based largely on the Company's expectations and are subject to various business risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control. Forward-looking statements generally are identifiable by use of the words such as "believe", "expects", "intends", "anticipate", "plans to", "estimates", "projects", and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: their industry experience will play an important role in securing new business and servicing our growing client base on both the government and commercial sides of our business; and the turnaround at Perma-Fix in the third quarter of 2014 and our visibility going forward have necessitated our hiring of highly qualified individuals with unique technical capabilities in the area of radiation safety. These forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While the Company believes the expectations reflected in this news release are reasonable, it can give no assurance such expectations will prove to be correct. There are a variety of factors which could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those described in this release, including, without limitation, future economic conditions; industry conditions; U.S. and state governmental laws and regulations adopted from time to time; and the additional factors referred to under "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" of our 2013 Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for quarter ended March 31, 2014, June 30, 2014, and September 30, 2014. The Company makes no commitment to disclose any revisions to forward-looking statements, or any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that bear upon forward-looking statements.

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