11 March 2011 19:59 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Authorities in countries on the Pacific coast of South America continued to take precautionary measures against the tsunami expected to arrive after Friday’s earthquake in ?xml:namespace>
Industry sources in
President Rafael Correa declared a “state of exception”, ordering the evacuations with security operations controlled by the armed forces, media reports indicated.
Administrative personnel at the Libertad refinery in Santa Helena has been evacuated, but operations personnel remain on site. The Esmeraldas refinery is outside the area that might be affected by the wave and is operating normally, according to media reports.
Sources noted that the population of
The waves were expected to reach continental
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