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Coast Guard suspends search for man missing after platform explosion in Lake Pontchartrain


Date: 10/16/2017 7:46:00 PM

KENNER, La. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday night for the man who was missing after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner. Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas. Seven workers were injured. Of those

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Oil and gas wells an infrequent but ongoing presence in Lake Pontchartrain


Date: 10/16/2017 7:05:00 PM

For the most part, a more than two-decade-old moratorium on new oil and gas drilling in Lake Pontchartrain has left pre-existing production — which was grandfathered in — out of sight and out of mind for residents across the region. That changed Sunday

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Little oil and gas production left in Lake Pontchartrain. It's why many didn't know until explosion

The Times-Picayune

Date: 10/16/2017 6:49:00 PM

The explosion of a Lake Pontchartrain platform that rocked surrounding areas and injured at least seven workers Sunday night (Oct. 15) surprised many people in the region -- and not just for the intensity of the blast. Many residents on social media

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Oil and gas platform explosion on Lake Pontchartrain: 1 still missing; 3 in hospital; no sign of pollution

The Advocate

Date: 10/16/2017 4:55:00 PM

Update, 2:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 --A spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Quality says that so far, no threat of environmental impact has been detected. DEQ Inspectors were at the platform Monday morning and sampled the air around

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Texas man missing after oil rig explosion on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain

Dallas News

Date: 10/16/2017 4:03:00 PM

Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like Dallas News' Facebook Page A Katy man is missing after an oil rig explosion Sunday night on Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans. The missing worker was identified Monday as 44-year-old Timothy Morrison

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• Surface Area: 630 Acres
• Length: 41 Miles
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana in the United States. It covers an area of 630 square miles with an average depth of 12 to 14 feet. Some shipping channels are kept deeper through dredging. It is roughly oval in shape, about 40 miles from west to east and 24 miles from south to north.
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