LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) is currently engaged in an ongoing project to support Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) in the cleanup and closure of its decommissioned generating facility located on the Taunton River in Massachusetts. TRC has provided environmental design and engineering oversight services for this effort since 2007. Recent additions to the scope bring the work value to nearly $1 million.

TRC's relationship with TMLP began with a contract to assess the environmental and building conditions of the decommissioned West Water Street generating plant. When asbestos and hazardous waste was verified within the facility, TRC was retained to design the asbestos abatement process. The success of the abatement has led the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- who once referred to the condition of the building as a significant challenge -- to showcase it as a model of an excellent abatement project for its own trainees. 

"TRC is proud to serve as a trusted advisor to Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant," said Chris Vincze, TRC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As a company, we are committed to delivering results our clients can rely on. Through creativity, dedication and expertise, TRC developed a comprehensive and reliable plan with TMLP to convert an environmental and financial liability into an asset for Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant going forward."

"We are strongly committed to our remediation efforts on West Water Street," said Michael Horrigan, TMLP General Manager. "Given TRC's capabilities and our great working relationship with the DEP, this abatement project will be handled in an environmentally-responsible manner and will leave the property in sound standing when the project is complete."

As a result of TMLP's cleanup and closure project, a subsurface contamination threat has been averted and asbestos and other industrial contamination hazards have been eliminated.

The TMLP project is now in the demolition phase and will soon move into the site remediation phase. TRC continues to support TMLP by preparing deconstruction specifications, providing remedial designs, evaluating building renovation costs for remaining structures, leading the remediation oversight, and providing demolition waste management and site closure services.

About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com.

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Contact Information:

Company Contacts:
Angela Cincotta
(978) 656-3594

Catherine Stanley
(978) 656-3538

Project Manager
Thomas Nunno
(978) 656 -3635

Investor Contact:
Sharon Merrill Associates
(617) 542-5300