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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 116-03
March 13, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES NUMBER FOR OIL WELL FIRE CONTRACTORS

The Department of Defense announced last week that it has plans to prevent or mitigate destruction of Iraq's oil wells by Saddam Hussein's regime. Companies interested in providing specialized services related to firefighting or assessing damage to oil facilities in the event of military action in Iraq should call toll-free, 866-461-5171. A recorded message provides instructions on the information necessary for firms to be added to the bidders list.

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