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Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population
Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.
2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump
Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.
1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM
Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM
Monitoring Wells & Soil Boring
Environmental Health Bureau oversight of monitoring well and soil boring construction and destruction is required to ensure protection of our valuable groundwater resources. Improperly constructed wells and improperly destroyed wells and soil borings can act as conduits for contamination to move from surface and sub-surface into the groundwater. Therefore, all monitoring wells and soil borings must be constructed and destroyed under permit from the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau.
Installation of soil borings or monitoring wells at locations with known or suspected contamination requires submission of a site mitigation work plan, site safety plan and fee. Please see current fee schedule for monitoring well and soil boring permit fees.
Forms and Worksheets:
|Monitoring Well Permit Application
||Application for monitoring well destruction, construction. One application per well.|
|The following procedures are for Monitoring Well Construction or Destruction permits. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.|
|Soil Boring Permit Application||One application per APN: Soil Boring/Geo Tech|
|Soil Boring Permit Application Procedures||The following procedures are for Soil Borings. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.|
|Monitoring Well And Soil Boring Destruction Procedures||The proper destruction of monitoring wells and exploratory borings after they have served their purpose is necessary in order to: 1.Protect and ensure the quality of ground water and 2. Remove any physical hazardous to humans and animals.|