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Covanta Marion Recognized for Health and Safety by Oregon OSHA
Date:4/15/2009

Facility Earns OSHA VPP "STAR" Designation

BROOKS, Ore., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) and a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, today announced its Covanta Marion facility has earned "STAR" status in the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division Voluntary Protection Program (Oregon OSHA VPP).

VPP "STAR" status is the highest honor given to worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. In awarding this elite status, OSHA gives strong consideration to the level of employee involvement in on-site health and safety program development and to long-term management commitment and support. STAR recipients have also achieved injury and illness rates at or below the state average of their respective industries.

"The 'STAR' designation is a tribute to the commitment made by Covanta and its 38 employees at the Marion facility to operational excellence and workplace health and safety. We congratulate the employees of Covanta Marion for achieving this significant milestone," said Seth Myones, President of Covanta Americas. "Their performance exemplifies Covanta's overall commitment to safety and demonstrates the importance we place on employee health and safety. We are proud to be one of the top ten companies in the country participating in OSHA's VPP program."

Covanta Marion is one of 29 Covanta facilities that have achieved the prestigious VPP "STAR" designation on a state or federal level. It is also only one of 23 facilities in Oregon to receive this designation.

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