Teresterial Background Ionizing Radiation around Lead/Zinc Mining Site in Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences

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Title Teresterial Background Ionizing Radiation around Lead/Zinc Mining Site in Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
 
Creator Mgbeokwere, C.
Ononugbo, C. P.
Bubu, A.
 
Description Background ionizing radiation around Lead/Zinc mining sites at Ishiagu, Ebonyi State was carried out using appropriate equipment. The background ionizing radiation of the environment was determined by measuring the radiation exposure rates using Radalert-200 and Geographical Positioning System (GPS). Radiological health parameters and effective dose to different organs of the body was estimated. The average exposure rate of 0.00017mSv/h (0.017mR/h) measured was relatively higher than the world acceptable value of 0.00013mSv/h (0.013mR/h ). All the radiological risk parameters estimated are relatively high. The result of this work shows that the mining ¬Ķactivities have enhanced the radiation level of Ishiagu and health status of the populace.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2021-12-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journalajopacs.com/index.php/AJOPACS/article/view/30141
10.9734/ajopacs/2021/v9i430141
 
Source Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences; 2021 - Volume 9 [Issue 4]; 1-13
2456-7779
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journalajopacs.com/index.php/AJOPACS/article/view/30141/56556
https://journalajopacs.com/index.php/AJOPACS/article/view/30141/56557
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Mgbeokwere et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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