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Radiation Monitoring Along The Creeks Of Calabar River And Its Environs

EJ Uwah, IO Akpan

Abstract


Measurement of gamma-ray exposure rate using a portable dosimeter was taken. The exposure rate was taken one meter above water and ground levels for radiological assessment at the Calabar River and its environs of Cross River State, Nigeria.

The study reveals equivalent dose rate of 0.007µSv/hr and 0.115µSv/hr within the river and its environs respectively.

Subsequently, the values are considered far below the radiation limits of 1mSv stipulated for members of public per year.
KEY WORDS: Gamma-ray, radiological assessment, Calabar river, Environs, members of public.
Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.11(1) 2005: 137-140



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjpas.v11i1.16473
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