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Investigation of Radiation Levels in Soil Samples Collected from Selected Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria

Usikalu, M.R. and Akinyemi, M. L. and Achuka, J.A (2014) Investigation of Radiation Levels in Soil Samples Collected from Selected Locations in Ogun State, Nigeria. ScienceDirect. pp. 156-161.

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Abstract

Present study measured the terrestrial radiation and evaluated absorbed dose rates from primordial radionuclides 238U, 40K and 232Th in sixty soil samples collected from north, west, east and south of Ewekoro cement factory premises, Owowo village situated adjacent to the factory and Covenant University, Ogun State using the gamma ray spectrometry method. The gamma absorbed rate and annual effective dose equivalent were calculated so as to estimate the hazard index of the primordial radionuclides. Measured concentrations of radionuclides in Ewekoro cement factory soils were as follow: [238U {1.60±1.60 Bqkg

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primordial radionuclides, Activity concentrations, Soils, Ewekoro cement factory, Covenant University
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 13:36
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10507

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