Monitoring of external background radiation level in Asa dam industrial area of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

  • LI Nwankwo
  • CO Akoshile


An external background ionizing radiation study has been carried out within the Asa Dam Industrial Layout of Ilorin in Kwara State. The study was carried out in 5 stations within the industrial area using two Digilert Nuclear Radiation Monitors. The study has revealed that the external background ionizing radiation is averagely 0.0134 mR/hr with a deviation of about 22% which is relatively higher than the standard background radiation of 0.011 mR/hr. This result suggests the possibility of the presence of radionuclide sources in the environment.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 9(3) 2005: 91-94

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