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RICH COAST RESOURCES LTD. ANNOUNCES OIL RECYCLING CAPABILITY BRINGS MAJOR WRS AGREEMENTS

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Reduction Systems (WRS) of Dearborn, Mich., the jointly owned subsidiary of Rich Coast Resources and Integrated Waste Systems, has launched its oil recycling process, an addition to its basic non-hazardous waste treatment service.
 WRS is now capable of recycling 12 million gallons of oil a year, leading to projected income of $3 million (U.S.), a figure greater than the total overhead for its Dearborn facility. Within 12 months, WRS expects to increase capacity to 24 million gallons.
 WRS already has the capability to process 12 million gallons of soluble oils a year, but the new process enables the plant to treat wastes such as crank-case oil from fast lubrication outlets. Lead, ash, chlorides and other contaminants are removed. The oil can then be re- refined or used as fuel oil.
 Several agreements to process oil are already in place, with others in negotiation. One oil company is shipping by rail from Norfolk, Va., with the first two car loads (47,000 gallons) arriving within the week. The potential from this source is in the order of 1 million gallons minimum per year. Another oil company has begun delivery by truck, with the potential being a minimum of 3 million gallons per year.
 Robert Truxell, the former General Motors and General Dynamics senior executive who now chairs the WRS board, says, "We can clean oil to a low of five parts of lead per million. That brings benefits to both the environment and the economy. It means North America can burn cleaner oil and it reduces the quantity of oil we have to import."
 The WRS proprietary technology used in oil recycling is also used to purify fats and greases, which can then be used in animal food supplements and as base material in the cosmetics industry.
 Several of the continent's larger waste generators and transporters have now completed their inspection of WRS capabilities, allowing the company to accelerate its marketing program.
 The WRS Dearborn facility is the prototype for a network of waste treatment and recycling plants that Rich Coast Resources and Integrated Waste Systems plan to establish throughout the United States and internationally.
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 /CONTACT: Thornton J. Donaldson, president and CEO, 604-685-7959 or (U.S. toll-free) 800-435-4933/
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