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Cabrera Cleans Up with Toxic Waste Removal Contracts

January 30, 2013

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'Cabrera Cleans Up with Toxic Waste Removal Contracts'

Cabrera Services is radioactive -- in a good way. As Hispanic-owned success stories go, the East Hartford, Conn.-based company is cleaing up. Last week Cabrera was awarded two five-year contracts to assist efforts at surveying sites contaminated with arsenic and solvents.

Cabrera Services Inc. -- named by HispanicBusiness as one of the Top 500 Hispanic-owned enterprises in 2012 as well as among the year's top 100 Fastest-growing companies -- announced it won operations & management contracts at contaminated sites in New York and New Jersey.

Cabrera, an engineering and remediation services company launched in 1994, is responsible for providing 24/7 operations & management of the groundwater recovery systems and waste treatment plants at both sites.

The Great Kills Park contract in New York requires that Cabrera perform a site survey prior to removing contamination deemed hazardous to the public. In addition, Cabrera won a contract with the Vineland Chemical Co. to assist with toxic clean-up of the Lipari Landfill Superfund Sites in New Jersey.

With assistance from the company's Sacramento, Calif.-based division, Cabrera was able to secure a significant increase to its "ongoing radiation protection support at Schofield Barracks," the company stated in a press release.

"Cabrera has been providing radiological services at this depleted uranium-contaminated site for several years while the Army constructs modern firing ranges," the company stated, noting that it was recently awarded a contract to perform investigative activities at the Radioactive Waste Disposal Area at the W.R. Grace facility at Curtis Bay, M.D.

During a comprehensive site assessment, "The Cabrera team will perform gamma walkover surveys and provide training and radiation protection to drillers."

Cabrera -- as reported by HispanicBusiness -- had 2011 revenues of $55 million. It is under consideration for an EPA Sustainability Award in recognition of the company's decision to select rail over truck transportation for waste disposal at its McClellan Park remediation project.

Cabrera reports it is on track to reduce overall diesel consumption by 63,000 gallons as a result of its decision to use rail instead of highway transport services.

"This eliminates 651 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 128 autos from the road for an entire year," the HispanicBusiness 500 company reports.

Founded by CEO Lorenzo Cabrera, the engineering and remediation services company has approximately 140 employees.

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