The Coast Guard will be conducting a water quality evaluation, as will the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.
Three workers remain in hospital for blast and burn treatment, some in critical condition, Mike Guillot, emergency medical services director at East Jefferson General Hospital, said during a news briefing on Monday.
The Clovelly Oil Co. platform exploded Sunday night while maintenance was being done on the structure, sending a fireball high into the night sky, authorities and company officials said. The explosion rattled homes more than a mile away with a sonic boom.
McGregor said there were "a lot of injuries" with at least six confirmed and more expected.
Search-and-rescue efforts were underway for one person who was working on the platform but was unaccounted for after the explosion, Lopinto said. The other two are in stable condition at East Jefferson General Hospital.
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The U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities were investigating the cause of the explosion, which was first was reported around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
'Several people have been rescued from the rig.
An explosion hit an oil platform on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana Sunday night, injuring seven people and possibly leaving one person unaccounted for.
Jefferson Parish officials say there were cleaning chemicals aboard the platform but do not know the exact cause of the fire at this time. "My house actually shook", he said.
Authorities acknowledged there was a possibility that the fire meant oil could be leaking into the lake, but officials pointed out to WWL that the platform isn't a drilling rig and is only used to store oil until it can be transported to land.
Jefferson Parish's water supply comes from the Mississippi River and no drinking water comes from Lake Pontchartrain, Yenni said.