DETERMINATION OF RADIOACTIVITY CONCENTRATION IN HARVESTED WATER WITHIN EKPOMA EDO STATE.

EROMONSELE GODSWILL OLONAIYE, Nasiru Rabiu, Nuruddeen N. Garba, Attah Ejimah

Abstract


The concentration of natural gross radioactivity was measured in the Harvested water of Ekpoma region (Edo State), this was done using the MPC 2000 gas proportional counter. The result of this study indicated that a general absence of serious pollution in the drinking water used in this region. The result obtained from the radioactivity concentration of gross-α and gross-β was ranging from 0.0027±0.01 Bq/L to 0.369 ± 0.02 Bq/L and from 0.003±0.001 Bq/L to 0.735±0.03 Bq/L respectively. The gross beta values were found to fall within the WHO recommended MCL of 1.0 Bq/L while the gross alpha value did not exceed the MCL value of 0.5 Bq/L.

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