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Heckmann Mails Proxy Statement For Special Meeting Of Stockholders To Vote On Issuance Of Shares To Complete Merger With Power Fuels

Interested parties can access additional information about Heckmann at http://www.heckmanncorp.com, and in documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.

About Power Fuels

Badlands Energy, LLC, d/b/a Power Fuels, is a privately held North Dakota-based environmental services company providing water delivery and disposal, fluids transportation and handling, water sales and related equipment rental services for shale, or “unconventional,” oil and gas exploration and production businesses. Power Fuels is the largest environmental services company in the Bakken Shale area in North Dakota, a premier U.S. unconventional shale oil basin. Power Fuels also provides rental equipment and operates 19 saltwater disposal wells. Through its network of seven district offices and roughly 1,100 employees, Power Fuels serves the leading oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and energy marketing companies in its markets under the “Power Fuels,” “Badlands Power Fuels” and “Landtech” brands. Power Fuels' sales have increased from approximately $34 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 to approximately $364 million, on a pro forma basis, for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2012, representing a 70% compound annual growth rate during the period.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: difficulties encountered in acquiring and integrating businesses, including Power Fuels; whether certain markets grow as anticipated; and the competitive and regulatory environment. Additional risks and uncertainties are set forth in Heckmann’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Heckman on April 10, 2012, as well as Heckmann’s other reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available at http://www.sec.gov/ and on Heckmann’s website at http://heckmanncorp.com/. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Heckmann undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

With respect to the proposed merger, important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements included herein, including, but not limited to, the ability of Heckmann and Power Fuels to consummate the transaction on the terms set forth in the merger agreement; the risk that anticipated cost savings, growth opportunities and other financial and operating benefits as a result of the transaction may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that benefits from the transaction may be significantly offset by costs incurred in integrating the companies; potential adverse impacts or delay in completing the transaction as a result of obtaining consents from lenders to Heckmann or Power Fuels; failure to receive the approval of the stockholders of Heckmann for the issuance of stock for the merger; and difficulties in integrating the businesses of Heckmann and Power Fuels, including: coordinating geographically separate organizations; integrating business cultures, which could prove to be incompatible; difficulties and costs of integrating information technology systems; and the potential difficulty in retaining key officers and personnel. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the merger, are more fully discussed in the definitive proxy statement that Heckmann has filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger.

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