Mercury Contamination of Fishes to Prompt Mercury Emissions Legislation

November 18, 2009

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that a new EPA study shows increased concentrations of mercury in fish tissue from lakes and reservoirs in nearly all 50 U.S. states. Coal burning power plants account for nearly half of mercury air emissions caused by human activity in the U.S., and those emissions are a significant contributor to mercury in Unites States lakes.

The data showed mercury concentrations in game fish exceeding EPA’s recommended levels at 49 percent of lakes and reservoirs nationwide. These findings are based on a comprehensive national study using more data on levels of contamination in fish tissue than any previous study.

“This report reinforces the need to protect our nation’s waterways and long-overdue action to monitor mercury emissions and protect the American people,” said Mr. Arun Govil, CEO of Cemtrex Inc. The report further highlights EPA’s efforts to reduce toxic mercury pollution and strengthen enforcement of the Clean Water Act — all part of a renewed effort to protect the nation’s health and environment. EPA is committed to developing a new rule to substantially reduce mercury emissions from power plants, and the Obama Administration is actively supporting a new international agreement that will reduce mercury emissions worldwide.

Cemtrex is a leading supplier of the SM4 mercury monitor that is used by power plants and other facilities for compliance reporting. The SM4 compliance mercury monitor provides reliable online measurements at a much lower cost than any other competing model in the market. Cemtrex SM4 is the first instrument working on a thermo catalytic principle avoiding wet chemical sample treatment. It is the only monitor that required no maintenance at a coal-fired utility wet stack, no carrier gases, no water and 95% data availability. It costs 40% less than closest competition. SM4 uses straight extractive Teflon sheathed Hastelloy probe with no plugging or corrosion.

Cemtrex is engaged in manufacturing and selling the most advanced instruments for emission monitoring of particulate, opacity, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, etc. Cemtrex also provides turnkey services for carbon creation projects from abatement of greenhouse gases pursuant to the Kyoto Protocol and assists project owners in selling of carbon credits globally. The Company’s products are sold to power plants, refineries, chemical plants, cement plants and other industries, including federal and state governmental agencies.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date.

    For further information, please contact:

    Cemtrex Inc.
    Contact: Arun Govil
    Email: agovil@cemtrex.com

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