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CONTRACTOR SELECTED AND APPROVED FOR LIPARI CLEANUP

 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH) has selected, and the Region II office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. to perform the cleanup of offsite locations at the Lipari Superfund site in Pitman, N.J.
 The contract, valued at approximately $40 million, calls for the excavation and treatment of contaminated soils from area streams, from a marsh adjacent to the Lipari landfill, and from nearby Lake Alcyon. The work is expected to begin this spring and to be completed sometime in 1996.
 "This decision is an important step in this project and we've selected a qualified firm with experience in this type of remediation," said Matthew R. Yunaska, the company's manager of environmental remediation. "All of our energy will be focused on performing the work efficiently and effectively and with as little disruption to the neighbors as possible."
 This is the final phase in the comprehensive cleanup of the site, according to EPA. The agency pointed out that the firm has done successful cleanup work at five other Superfund sites in New Jersey.
 Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. is a New York firm headquartered in Niagara Falls.
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 /CONTACT: George Bochanski of Rohm and Haas, 215-592-3248, or Rich Cahill of the EPA, 212-264-2515/
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CO: Rohm and Haas Company; Environmental Protection Agency; Sevenson
 Environmental Services, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York IN: CHM ENV SU: CON


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