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Its basic business is high-temperature treatment Services for contaminated soil. In its 2011 financial statements, the company had a loss ofS9.3 million (and an accumulated deficit of $43.7 million).
In the notes to the financial statements, the company stated that it deferred certain transportation costs and recorded them as assets. These costs relate to shipping contaminated materials to the treatment plant. They are reimbursable under the terms of the contract. Per note 19, the company can only run efficiently when it operates continuously for extended periods; however, demand for the services is sporadic. Therefore, the company's business model is structured such that it shuts down operations and otherwise stockpiles inventory. These shutdown periods are followed by active periods during which it processes the stockpiled inventory. Revenues for 201 1, a shutdown period, were $0.
In addition, the company received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding conspiracy to commit fraud with respect to the bidding process on a government process. During 2009, the courts stayed proceedings, essentially halting the proceedings for the time being.
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