Gasmar statement on charges formulated by SMA

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This Gasmar statement was published using an automatic translation system.

The Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) has informed us about a formulation of charges for alleged breaches eventually related to the recent episodes of poisoning in the Bay of Quintero. In this regard we note the following:

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- We want to point out that the body of the charges is based on inspections carried out in the months of January and July of last year 2017 to the torch system of our plant, so it has no incidence on the latest events in the area.

- We believe it is essential to cite paragraph 69 of the SMA resolution, where it states verbatim: "based on the information that has been gathered as of the date of this instruction, it does not have a significant impact on the health of the population. of the inhabited centers of Puchuncaví and Quintero ". (see box)

- Within the terms contemplated by the current regulations, the steps to be followed will be evaluated and we reiterate, as the authority says in its resolution, that there is no evidence of any kind that links our alleged breaches with the recent episodes that have affected our watershed.

- Finally, we reaffirm our collaborative attitude with the authority in order to continue effectively with its audit work.