AquaBlok and Biologge to Cooperate in Management of Contaminated Sediments in Norway and Sweden

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Leading Firms in Sediment Management Combine Efforts to Improve Environmental Conditions and Reduce Risk of Exposure to Marine Life and Population

AquaBlok, Ltd. (http://www.aquablokinfo.com) and Biologge, AS, announced an agreement to cooperate on products and product development for management and treatment of contaminated sediments. Norway has a national plan, "Clean and Rich Oceans", that encompasses cleaning up the sea bottom that has been receiving contamination over a period of 100 years or more. In this work, the company's combined products will improve the environmental conditions and reduce the risk of exposure of poisons to marine life and people. The immediate goal of this cooperation will be to propose implementation of AquaBlok-based solutions in one or more pilot capping projects within Norway in 2008.

BIOLOGGE AS is a Norwegian industrial and technology company based in Sandefjord, Norway. Biologge has, since its inception in 1998, researched and developed alternative solutions for treating contaminated sediments. Each contaminated location is different from the next and there is not one solution that is appropriate for all sites. Biologge sees that the solutions that the AquaBlok® technologies provide - and the products that jointly are to be further developed - will add to and improve the presently available options in Norway.

AQUABLOK, LTD., based in Toledo, Ohio, produces clay-based patented low permeability, thin capping products for the management, isolation and treatment of contamination in sediments. AquaBlok® has been successfully used at contaminated sediment sites, both within and outside the U.S. and has received favorable recognition by the US EPA. The EPA states that AquaBlok's cap material may "enhance the chemical isolation capacity or otherwise decrease the thickness of caps, compared to sand caps". Capping products are available for use in both salt and fresh waters. AquaBlok also produces a wide range of additional products in areas such as; sealing annular sealants for water and environmental wells, pond/reservoir/dam sealant materials, water treatment for phosphorous reduction (algae), and sealant products for landfills and for piping anti-seep or trench dam applications. Descriptions and detailed profiles of AquaBlok® technologies can be found on the website: http://www.aquablokinfo.com .

Contacts for more information:

Tore Lundh, Managing Director
BIOLOGGE AS
Huvik Brygge
Postboks 1512
3206 Sandefjord, Norway
Tel (office): +47-33428690
e-mail: tore.lundh(at)biologge.no

John Collins, COO and General Manager
AQUABLOK, LTD.
3401 Glendale Avenue
Suite 300
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Tel (office): +1-419-385-2980
e-mail: JCollins(at)aquablokinfo.com

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