Calgary, Alberta – July 23, 2009 – Phase Separation Solutions Inc. ("PS2"), a wholly owned subsidiary of West Mountain Capital Corp. (TSX-V:WMT), has received its first payment from Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) in connection with Bennett’s contract to treat PCB contaminated material from the Pottersburg Creek Remediation Project in Ontario.
PS2 is providing standby treatment capacity in support of Bennett’s contract to treat PCB contaminated material from the Pottersburg Creek Remediation Project in Ontario. Previous government announcements have indicated that there is approximately 78,000 tonnes of PCB-impacted material stored at Pottersburg Creek however there is no certainty as to the volume of material to be removed and treated from the site.
Also, recently PS2 completed all on-site remediation activities on its 6,300-tonne PCB contaminated waste contract located in Western Canada. All the PCB contaminated soil removed from the site is currently being treated using the company’s state-of-the-art soil treatment facility located in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. The contract commenced in early May 2009 and has a contract value of approximately $6.9 million.
About Phase Separation Solutions:
PS2 is an established Canadian environmental solutions company specializing in the thermal treatment of a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams. It employs a unique indirectly heated, closed loop technology that allows it to extract even the most hazardous contaminants from soil, industrial sludge and waste converting much of it into reusable oil and synthetic natural gas that it uses to sustain the process. This methodology offers significant opportunity for greenhouse gas reduction over traditional hazardous waste destruction technologies. PS2’s management team maintains expertise in hazardous waste management and contaminated site remediation with experience spanning North America and internationally throughout 14 countries.
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