POSTED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:13pm
BAYOU CORNE,LA (NBC33) — Texas Brine contractor Tetratech workers found gas under the slab of two homes and a shed in Bayou Corne.
Jennifer Gregoire owns one of those homes.
"Everything above I'm worried about my kids. I'm worried about the animals. I'm worried about being here period. I don't want to live here anymore," Gregoire stated.
Texas Brine officials say the company recently paid for testing in at a geoprobe in the neighborhood. Tested samples of gas were determined to be swamp gas. Texas Brine workers don't know for sure what type of gas is under the slabs. They suspect the gas is swamp gas.
Gregoire disagrees, "Swamp gas really I don't think. No. There is no way swamp gas could make the monitors go off like that. "
Gregoire's family allowed for the installation of more monitors in her home. She says she still doesn't feel safe. Wednesday morning crews came to her home. They discovered gas under her slab while the were testing. The experience shocked Gregoire.
"It was a high buzzing it was just beep beep beep. I mean I don't know it was nerve wrecking," Gregoire described. "It was kind of scary when you hear monitors going off. Then everybody running in and out the door people talking where the whole is it was kind of chaotic."
She says no one would tell her what the gas was, what to do next.
"It wasn't a great experience or fun when you have people that you let come in to find out what's actually going on and you are not getting much information at all," Gregoire exclaimed.
Gregoire says she's changed her whole routine to make sure the monitors inside her home never go off.
"The monitors I can't clean in my house. I can't use no air fresheners no candles no hair spray. I can't mop my floor with anything scented so yeah it's a big inconvenience. "
She is tired. She wants a move on and leave the monitors behind. She wants to be bought out.
"If you want to come by my house and live with the monitors you absolutely can," Gregoire said. "I don't care you can have it."
Texas Brine officials say it will take a few days for scientist to figure out which type of gas is under Gregoire's home. Crews are scheduled to go back and retest next week.