American Ecology Declares $0.15 per Share Quarterly Dividend

Date: January 2, 2008

Source: American Ecology Corporation

American Ecology Declares $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend

American Ecology Corporation (Nasdaq: ECOL) today announced that stockholders of record on January 11, 2008 will receive a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on January 18, 2008.

At September 30, 2007, the Company reported 18.3 million shares outstanding and $11.3 million in cash and short-term investments on hand. The Company estimates that approximately $2.7 million in cash will be paid out for the declared quarterly dividend.

About American Ecology Corporation

American Ecology Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste services to commercial and government customers throughout the United States, such as steel mills, medical and academic institutions, petro-chemical facilities and the nuclear power industry. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the Company is the oldest radioactive and hazardous waste services company in the United States.

For more information, contact:
Alison Ziegler
Cameron Associates
(212) 554-5469

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