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Bennett Environmental Inc. Responds to Requisition for a Special Meeting of the Shareholders

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bennett Environmental Inc. Responds to Requisition for a Special Meeting of the Shareholders12:07 EDT Tuesday, March 22, 2011OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX:BEV) (the "Company" or "BEI") announced today that the BEI Board met on March 21, 2011 to consider Second City Capital Partners I, Limited Partnership's requisition for a Special Meeting of the Shareholders. The requisition was made on March 15, 2011 and is posted on SEDAR. The Board has formed a Special Committee to advise the Board on a response.Forward Looking StatementsCertain statements contained in this press release and in certain documents incorporated by reference into this press release constitute forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe" and "confident" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. BEI believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in, or incorporated by reference into, this press release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. BEI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.About Bennett Environmental Inc. Bennett Environmental Inc. is a North American leader in high temperature treatment services for the treatment of contaminated soil and has provided thermal solutions to contamination problems throughout Canada and the U.S. Bennett Environmental's technology provides for the safe, economical and permanent solution to contaminated soil. Independent testing has consistently proven that the technology operates well within the most stringent criteria in North America. For information, please visit the Bennett Environmental website at: www.bennettenv.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jack ShawBennett Environmental Inc.(905) 339-1540