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Title: Assessment of Radiation Emission from Waste Dumpsites in Lagos State of Nigeria
Authors: Olubosede, olusayo
Akinnagbe, .O.B .
Adekoya, O
Keywords: Radiation Emission, Waste dumpsites , absorbed dose rate .
Radiation Emission, Waste dumpsites , absorbed dose rate .
Issue Date: 8-May-2012
Publisher: nternational Journal Of Computational Engineering Research /
Series/Report no.: Olubosede. O , Akinnagbe .O.B . , Adek oya O /International Journal Of Computational Engineering Research / ISSN: 2250 – 3005 IJCER | May - June 2012 | Vol. 2 | Issue No. 3 | 806 - 811;Issue No. 3
Abstract: This paper takes a look at the total radiation emanating from waste dumpsites in two cities of Lagos state Nigeria. This was achieved using a radiation survey meter (RADALERT50) t o measure the radiation exposure rate in micro sievert per hour (μSvhr - 1 ). Readings were taken by placing the detector at gonad level i.e. about 1 meter above the ground level in five sampling locations; this was done at an interval of 5meters away from th e point of reference up to 30 meters. The results obtained revealed that the annual absorbed dose rate measurements taken inside the five dumpsites are 29.80μSvhr - 1 , 28.05μSvhr - 1 , 19.29μSvhr - 1 , 17.53μSvhr - 1 and 15.78μSvhr - 1 . This is far lower than the aver age of 70μSvhr - 1 recommended by UNESCO on effect of Atomic Radiation
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1073
ISSN: ISSN: 2250 – 3005
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