Canadian Mining Receives Request from Trade Commissioner in Tokyo for Clinoptilolite Zeolite Samples for Testing in Fukushima Disaster Cleanup

Symbol:  CNG - TSX.V

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Mining Company Inc. CNG-TSX.V received a request from Hiroyuki Kunitake, Trade Commissioner, Investment, Energy and Resources in the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, Japan requesting samples of Clinoptilolite Zeolite from the Canadian Mining Company's zeolite deposits near Princeton, BC.  The request was initiated from inquiries by Japanese companies showing interest in importing zeolite from Canada for use in the decontamination of soils in the regions affected by the tragic events triggered by the March 11, 2011 earthquake that severely damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.  Recently TEPCO the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan immersed quantities of Clinoptilolite Zeolite into the ocean near the outflow of the damaged power plant to adsorb cesium-137 from entering the Pacific Ocean.

Seven thousand hectares of contaminated farmland in Fukushima prefecture represents an immediate and on-going need for thousands of tonnes of Clinoptilolite Zeolite to decontaminate the top soils of cesium -137 to a depth of 30 cm.  Fukushima's farming sector represents a 2.4 billion dollar a year industry in the local economy.  Thousands of family farms have been devastated by the soil contamination and getting them up and producing again is an urgent priority of the Japanese Federal Government.  The Associated Press has estimated that over 128,000 hectares of farmland has been affected by the radioactive fallout representing an estimated need of 500,000 tonnes of Clinoptilolite Zeolite urgently required for soil decontamination throughout Japan.

Clinoptilolite Zeolite as found on the Canadian Mining Company's zeolite deposits has been used to clean up after many major radioactive disasters around the world including the Three Mile Island meltdown in Pennsylvania in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986 where over 500,000 tonnes of Clinoptilolite Zeolite was dropped by helicopter on the plant site in the Ukraine as well as being introduced into the feed of dairy cows in the region to remove cesium-137 from the milk they produced.

Canadian Mining Company Inc. will endeavour to expedite the requested sample to Tokyo and is greatly honoured to be considered as a supplier of Clinoptilolite Zeolite needed for this noble humanitarian effort.

On behalf of the Board
Ray Paquette CEO
604.684.3301

Zachary Puznak Investor Relations
604.813.2087

Please see our web site for additional details: www.canadianmining.ca

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SOURCE Canadian Mining Company Inc.

For further information:

Ray Paquette CEO
604.684.3301

Zachary Puznak Investor Relations
604.813.2087

Please see our web site for additional details: www.canadianmining.ca

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