VERSAR Awarded $7.2 Million EPA Contract to Study Impact of Disinfectants, Sanitizers and Preservatives

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from VERSAR, Inc.

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 VERSAR, Inc. (Amex:   VSR) announced today that it has been awarded a five year
 contract valued at $7.2 million from the United States Environmental
 Protection Agency (EPA).  The contract will support the EPA's Office of
 Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances' Antimicrobials Division.
 Antimicrobial pesticides are chemicals that kill bacteria or viruses, and are
 associated with commonly used products, such as disinfectants, sanitizers, or
 preservatives.
     This new contract expands VERSAR's work for the EPA in six areas: Residue
 and product chemistry; Toxicology; Human exposure; Environmental fate;
 Ecological effects; Integration of science products.
     Dr. Theodore Prociv, VERSAR's President and CEO, said, "This procurement
 represents an expansion of VERSAR's support for the EPA's Office of Pesticide
 Programs.  As a leader in human exposure and ecological assessments, we are
 very pleased to have been selected for this important work for EPA."
     VERSAR, INC., (Amex:   VSR - news) headquartered in Springfield, VA, is an
 engineering, architectural, and services firm with 22 offices nationwide.  The
 Company provides environmental engineering and technical support,
 architect/engineering services focused on sustainable development,
 defense-related services for homeland defense and counterterrorism, and
 information technology support services for commercial, industrial, and
 government Customers.  VERSAR operates a number of websites, including the
 corporate web site, http://www.versar.com; a B2B portal for homeland defense
 and counterterrorism products and services, http://www.nbcprotect.com; and a
 website for B2B support for architectural and engineering projects using a
 virtual workspace, at http://www.v-ginc.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information.  The
 forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
 statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties
 described herein and in VERSAR's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended June 30, 2000.
 
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    SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 VERSAR, Inc. (Amex:   VSR) announced today that it has been awarded a five year
 contract valued at $7.2 million from the United States Environmental
 Protection Agency (EPA).  The contract will support the EPA's Office of
 Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances' Antimicrobials Division.
 Antimicrobial pesticides are chemicals that kill bacteria or viruses, and are
 associated with commonly used products, such as disinfectants, sanitizers, or
 preservatives.
     This new contract expands VERSAR's work for the EPA in six areas: Residue
 and product chemistry; Toxicology; Human exposure; Environmental fate;
 Ecological effects; Integration of science products.
     Dr. Theodore Prociv, VERSAR's President and CEO, said, "This procurement
 represents an expansion of VERSAR's support for the EPA's Office of Pesticide
 Programs.  As a leader in human exposure and ecological assessments, we are
 very pleased to have been selected for this important work for EPA."
     VERSAR, INC., (Amex:   VSR - news) headquartered in Springfield, VA, is an
 engineering, architectural, and services firm with 22 offices nationwide.  The
 Company provides environmental engineering and technical support,
 architect/engineering services focused on sustainable development,
 defense-related services for homeland defense and counterterrorism, and
 information technology support services for commercial, industrial, and
 government Customers.  VERSAR operates a number of websites, including the
 corporate web site, http://www.versar.com; a B2B portal for homeland defense
 and counterterrorism products and services, http://www.nbcprotect.com; and a
 website for B2B support for architectural and engineering projects using a
 virtual workspace, at http://www.v-ginc.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information.  The
 forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
 statements may be significantly impacted by certain risks and uncertainties
 described herein and in VERSAR's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended June 30, 2000.
 
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