Calgon Carbon awarded $9.4 million contract for perchlorate removal in California

Calgon Carbon Corporation has been awarded a $9.4-million contract from a water utility in Southern California to design and provide systems for the removal and onsite destruction of perchlorate from groundwater.

PITTSBURGH, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC - news) announced today that it has been awarded a $9.4-million contract from a water utility in Southern California to design and provide its unique ISEP+(TM) and Rayox� Ultraviolet/Oxidation systems for the removal and onsite destruction of perchlorate, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and 1,4 Dioxane from groundwater. Calgon Carbon's state-of-the-art systems are the only ones approved by the California Department of Health Services for the removal and destruction of perchlorate and NDMA.

The project is scheduled for completion by June 1, 2002. The systems will purify up to 11 million gallons of water per day and help to provide pure drinking water for several communities in Southern California.

Commenting on the contract, Robert P. O'Brien, senior vice president of Calgon Carbon, said, ``This is the second contract we have received for the removal of perchlorate, NDMA, and 1,4 Dioxane from groundwater in Southern California. We are pleased that another water utility has chosen Calgon Carbon's leading-edge technology to purify its drinking water. We look forward to applying our technology at other sites in Southern California that contain perchlorate and NDMA.''

Calgon Carbon Corporation (www.calgoncarbon.com), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making air and water cleaner and safer. The company employs approximately 1,000 people at 13 operating facilities and 12 sales and service centers worldwide.

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