Mexican university to fund SSWM unit groundwater cleanup at state direction
Puebla, Mexico's governor has directed SSWM's Environmental Tec International strategic alliance partner the Zaragoza Graduate School of Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to provide immediate funding for engineering assessment and remediation of hydrocarbon discharges due to antiquated pipelines and storage tank farms. The recent Pemex pipeline spills in Puebla account for contamination of hundreds of acres of productive farming land, rivers and lakes...
CARLSBAD, CA, Sept. 8, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware Inc. announced that its Mexico subsidiary company Environmental Tec International S.A. de C.V. (ETI) was named specifically in an official correspondence dated Sept. 1 and signed by Gov. Mario Marin Torres of the state of Puebla, Mexico, directing ETI strategic alliance and teaming partner the Zaragoza Graduate School of Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to provide immediate funding for engineering assessment and remediation of hydrocarbon discharges due to antiquated pipelines and storage tank farms. The recent Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pipeline spills in Puebla have accounted for the contamination of hundreds of acres of productive farming land, rivers and lakes.
Bruce Beattie, CEO of SSWM stated, "In the Governor's letter UNAM was also instructed to work with ETI to form an Emergency Response Center in Puebla coordinating with the State's Ministry of Environment to train specialized environmental Engineers and Technicians to respond to future spills of hydrocarbons in the State."
On Friday September 2, 2005 Governor Mario Marin Torres held a press conference covered by local and national media reprimanding Pemex, the state owned oil company, for the irresponsible management of their petroleum pipelines in Mexico, specifically in the states of Puebla, Veracruz, Tabasco and Campeche. The following day, September 3, 2005, Mexico's leading newspaper -- The Reforma -- quoted the Governor as he stated that the three most recent spills of crude oil and gasoline have contaminated water reservoirs, farm lands and rivers, in some cases impacting up to hundreds of acres.
Governor Mario Marin Torres has formed an alliance with the governors of Veracruz, Mr. Fidel Herrera, Tabasco, Mr. Manuel Andrade and Campeche, Mr. Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez, to ensure immediate restoration and remediation of the areas affected with Pemex's crude oil and gasoline releases, as these states have experienced hundreds of hydrocarbons spills during this year.
Governor Mario Marin Torres has requested an immediate meeting with the President of Pemex, Mr. Luis Ramirez Corzo to obtain Pemex's immediate acceptance of these remediation activities and their financial support for the same.
Environmental Tech International will be responsible for the majority of the restoration activities vis-a-vis these contaminated areas, i.e., farming lands, rivers and water reservoirs in Puebla working through Gov. Mario Marin Torres and his secretary for the Ministry of Environment.
Sub-Surface Waste Management Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of U.S. Microbics Inc. (www.bugsatwork.com) and provides comprehensive civil and environmental engineering project management services including specialists to design, permit, build and operate environmental waste clean-up treatment systems using conventional, biological and filtration technologies. SSWM is capitalizing on its patented technologies registered in Mexico with SEMARNAT a Federal regulatory agency overseeing environmental compliance nationwide.