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Locus team awarded U.S. Navy approval for perchlorate and petroleum cleanups

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 1 September 2004 — Locus Technologies, a leader in environmental remedial solutions, remedial automation, and environmental information technology, and its teaming partner, Tierra Technologies, today announced that the US Navy has accepted the Closed-Loop Bioreactor Technology under the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) Environmental Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) program for use on perchlorate clean-ups.

The Closed-Loop Bioreactor Technology was previously accepted by the NAVY NFESC program for use on petroleum sites. The Locus and Tierra team has gone through extensive bench testing and evaluation of field data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ClosedLoop Bioreactor Technology for degradation of Perchlorate source areas and soils.

The Closed-Loop Bioreactor Technology is unique in that it affords clients a rapid and effective remedial alternative to address perchlorate source and soil contamination without the risk of flushing perchlorate to groundwater. The Closed-Loop Bioreactor Technology is also highly proven in petroleum clean-up applications, with recovery of phase-separated product within 30 to 90 days and the attainment of aquifer quality standards typically within 9 to 12 months.

“We are pleased to expand our support to the Navy and other DOD entities with the availability of this innovative and rapid cleanup technology for perchlorate and petroleum problems,” said Mark Bittner Director of Locus Technologies’ Sacramento and Arizona Regions.

Locus Technologies is involved with several high-profile perchlorate investigation and treatment projects and has established a reputation as an industry leader in emerging contaminates, such as perchlorate and NDMA. Locus often teams with quality firms, such as Tierra Technologies, to provide innovative solutions and unbiased approach to technology selection to its clients.