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WASTE MANAGEMENT AND WATER QUALITY ISSUES IN COASTAL STATES OF NIGERIA: THE OGUN STATE EXPERIENCE

Omole, D. O. and Isiorho, S. A. (2011) WASTE MANAGEMENT AND WATER QUALITY ISSUES IN COASTAL STATES OF NIGERIA: THE OGUN STATE EXPERIENCE. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 13 (6). pp. 207-217. ISSN 1520-5509

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Abstract

Waste dumping and inadequate waste management efforts are having adverse impact on the environment and humans in Nigerian coastal cities. Nine of the 36 states in Nigeria border the Atlantic Ocean. Twenty-five percent of the Nigerian population is found in the coastal states. These states, with the exception of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo, are more prone to petrochemical wastes arising from petroleum exploration. Field investigations, surveys and literature searches were conducted in order to accomplish the task of this research. Field studies included testing for dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand, nitrates, phosphate, total solids and pH.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 12:22
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/955

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