YPF confirms La Plata Refinery fire containment

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YPF confirms the success of the implementation of the Contingency Plan which allowed, with a joint effort of the volunteer fire departments of the cities of Berisso and Ensenada, sector associations (SUPeH and Uocra) and the Naval Prefecture Argentina , fully control the fires just after 5 am today. The situation is completely controlled at this time.

YPF authorities also highlight particularly the assistance of the municipalities of the cities affected. Effective implementation of the plan contain a few hours allowed in the delicate situation of the unusual product storms that struck the cities of La Plata, Berisso and Ensenada. YPF reiterates central point and there were no fatalities or injuries. On the current situation, the potential sources of conflict are confined to a limited physical space, so there is no risk of spreading to other complex facilities nor to the outskirts of the La Plata Refinery.

The steam that is displayed within the refinery is a result of the cooling of equipment and products used to fight the fire. The incident occurred emissions, so it was not necessary to activate a level of protection of environment beyond the limits of the refinery. Everyone who worked on containing the fire respected Security Protocol prevents potential involvement of persons exposed to the incident. 's technical staff is monitoring the refinery throughout. YPF will continue to report as far as new evidence is relevant.

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