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Rockwool Facility Construction

The Jefferson County Health Department was not involved in the approval process for the Rockwool plant under construction in Ranson; nor is there any statutory requirement for the company to obtain local health department plan approval. Please direct your questions,...

Giant Hogweed – Invasive Species

Giant hogweed has been spotted for the first time nearby in Virginia.  This invasive plant, which can produce severe burns and blisters, was confirmed in Berryville by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Giant hogweed, which is heavily regulated in Virginia, is one of...

Job Opening: Sanitarian I

We are currently accepting applications for a Sanitarian I position. Education/Training: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants with a major in Public Health, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical...