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Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation Intensifies Focus On Rocky Mountain Region.

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LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2002

Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation (FWENC) is heading into 2002 with an expanded emphasis on its Rocky Mountain Regional Office, according to Sam W. Box - chairman, president and CEO of the company - who recently announced Denverite Mary J. Gearhart, P.E., was hired to run FWENC's offices in Denver, Albuquerque and Chicago.

More Projects, New Operations Leader

FWENC is most familiar in the region for its 1997 program management contract with the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to design remediation projects and select the subcontractors needed to perform the $1.6 billion cleanup effort. In addition, FWENC's Rocky Mountain Regional office is focused on these projects:

-- Unexploded ordnance surveying and removal. It is estimated

that in excess of 10 million acres of land in the continental

U.S. may be affected. FWENC was awarded two contracts to

provide UXO services worldwide.

-- An environmental remediation and construction contract with

the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, Brooks Air

Force Base, Texas, to provide environmental cleanup and

construction services.

-- A contract to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for

the U.S. Forest Service, including a Rehabilitation Needs

Plan, a Transportation Analysis, a Watershed Analysis, a

Biological Assessment, Biological Evaluation, and a

Socioeconomic Evaluation on the "Viveash Fire" near the town

of Pecos, New Mexico.

-- A contract with the Federal Highway Administration to provide

services for a cleanup project at the Denver Federal Center in

Lakewood, Colorado.

Mary Gearhart brings more than 22 years' experience in environmental and infrastructure engineering to the position at the Rocky Mountain regional office of FWENC. She has held positions at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, David E. Fleming Company, and most recently served as vice president and area manager for ARCADIS, Inc. She has been responsible for both program management and operations management, and has been instrumental in developing innovative site closure strategies, permitting and compliance programs and long-term operations and maintenance programs.

Gearhart was appointed as a member of the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission, serving the Commission from 1988 to 1993. She is a Denver, Colorado, native and graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver (CU-Denver) Civil Engineering program. Gearhart is currently chairing the CU-Denver Engineering Advisory Council and is a member of the search committee for a new dean for the College of Engineering. She has served on this Council since 1979. In addition, Gearhart also chairs the Board of Directors of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Opera Troupe.

FWENC's mission is to conduct a global business directed toward cleaning up and protecting the environment while facilitating economic growth, and to do so in a safe, compliant, cost-effective manner. The company assists clients in reducing their environmental liability through proactive planning, risk-based approaches, analyses and corrective action. Clients benefit from staff experience, talent and technologically advanced systems that solve their most complex environmental problems.

The FWENC Rocky Mountain Regional Office is located at 143 Union Boulevard, Suite 1010, Lakewood, CO. The phone number is 303-980-3525, and Mary Gearhart's e-mail is

Notes to Editors:

Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foster Wheeler USA, is a leading environmental consulting, engineering, and remediation firm employing 2,200 people expert in the areas of environmental sciences, engineering disciplines and construction. The firm has 25 domestic offices and 19 international locations.
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