CN Railway Buys New EARTH Technology -- A First for Ground Water Remediation

July 13, 2001

EARTH (Canada) is pleased to announce that following months of extensive discussions and tests to verify the effectiveness of the Total Oil Remediation & Recovery (TORR) technology for ground water treatment, Canadian National Railway Company purchased EARTH's proprietary oil removal system.

The initial contract is valued at a price of just under $70,000. The system was shipped last week to Sydney, Nova Scotia and was installed by EARTH & CNR engineers at its local treatment facility ready for operational use. CNR has treatment facilities all over North America.

According to Environment Canada, ground water accounts for 69 percent of the world's freshwater supply and in Canada 7.9 million people or 26 percent of the population rely on ground water for domestic use. Furthermore, it takes only one liter of gasoline to contaminate 1,000,000 liters of ground water and this problem is particularly severe in the Atlantic Provinces where there is high usage of ground water. Fear of leached contaminants affecting ground water has become a worldwide issue and the World Health Organization links it to widespread disease and genetic disorders like sterility.

The market for technologies to treat ground water is still being defined and is growing rapidly. EARTH is positioning itself to become a strategic player in this environment.

Source: EARTH (Canada) Corporation

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