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Clean Harbors Receives Safe Contractor Award From BP America, Inc.

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Clean Harbors Employees Log More Than 50,000 Hours At BP's Indiana Refinery Without Lost Time, Injury or Illness During the Past Three Years

NORWELL, Mass., May 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. ("Clean Harbors"), the leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services throughout North America, today announced that it has been recognized by BP America, Inc. as a contractor who worked 20,000 or more hours during 2007 with no OSHA recordable injury. This award acknowledges Clean Harbors' commitment to high safety standards including safety expectations, accountability, responsiveness to project requests, and zero injuries or incidents while working onsite at BP's refinery in Whiting, Indiana.

BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation and energy for heat and light. BP employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and more than 30,000 in the United States. BP's family of brands includes Amoco, Aral, ARCO, BP and Castrol. BP's Whiting refinery is the largest inland refinery in the United States.

"The health, safety and security of our employees and of those who come into contact with our operations and products is our highest priority. Our goals are clear -- no accidents, no injuries and no damage to the environment," said Joseph P. Morrison, BP Whiting Lakefront Operations Superintendent. "We are pleased to award Clean Harbors with our Safe Contractor award for working more than 20,000 hours without an injury. During the past three years, BP Whiting's employees logged more than 50,000 hours without an injury while working at our refinery, which is commensurate with Clean Harbors' dedication to safety."

"We are honored to receive this award from BP America," said Phillip G. Retallick, Senior Vice President -- Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. "Safety has always been a foremost priority at Clean Harbors and we are proud to receive this award, which gives special recognition to our employees for outstanding safety and health performance. Our work at the BP refinery has covered a broad range of services, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with BP on future projects."

Clean Harbors received the safety award at a special reception hosted by BP's Contractor Health, Safety, Security and Environment Oversight Committee.

About Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. is North America's leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services. With an unmatched infrastructure of 51 waste management facilities, including nine landfills, six incineration locations, six wastewater treatment centers and two solvent recovery facilities, the Company provides essential services to over 45,000 customers, including more than 325 Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state and local governmental agencies. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 100 locations strategically positioned throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

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