NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 29, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a Platinum and a Gold Pretreatment Excellence Award from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, Va. The company was honored for its exemplary environmental compliance record and for demonstrating a commitment to environmental excellence.
The Platinum Award signifies five consecutive years of perfect compliance, and the Gold Award signifies a perfect compliance record for 2004. Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector achieved perfect compliance by sampling and analyzing the industrial-waste water at its shipyard here and meeting the discharge limits mandated by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. The sector also met all the technical and administrative requirements set forth by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.
"Protecting the environment and preventing pollution is a company commitment that helps us to maintain a healthy environment for our employees and the citizens of our community," said Frank Thorn, manager of environmental engineering at Northrop Grumman Newport News. "These awards acknowledge the efforts of hundreds of employees across the shipyard who are committed to continual improvement of our programs that protect the environment."
Northrop Grumman Newport News, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. The Newport News sector employs about 19,000 people.
CONTACT: Jennifer Dellapenta Northrop Grumman Newport News (757) 380-3558 Jennifer.Dellapenta@ngc.com