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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2010, pp. 99-106
Bioline Code: md10017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2010, pp. 99-106

 en Radiological Analysis of 40K, 226Ra and 232Th in Fish, Crustacean and Sediment Samples from Fresh and Marine Water in Oil Exploration Area of Ondo State, Nigeria
Ademola, J. A. & Ehiedu, S. I.

Abstract

Radiological analysis was carried out on fish, crustacean and sediment samples collected from both fresh and marine water of river Igbokoda in the coastal area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The activity concentrations of radionuclides were determined using gamma spectrometry method. The means of the annual effective ingestion dose varied between 23.3 ± 10.2μSv.y-1 ( Oreochromis niloticus check for this species in other resources and Gymnarchus niloticus check for this species in other resources ) and 34.8 ± 1.7 μSv.y-1 ( Parachnna obscura check for this species in other resources ) for fresh water fish samples and 6.4 ± 0.7 μSv.y-1 ( Chrysithctys nigrodigitatus check for this species in other resources )and 14.2 ± 1.6 μSv.y-1 ( Cynoglossus senegalensis check for this species in other resources ) for marine water fish samples. That of the crustacean samples ( Peanus monodon check for this species in other resources ) was 2.4 ± 0.2 μSv.y-1. The equivalent dose to the skin of humans from contact with sediment was 2.0 μSv.y-1 and 1.2 μSv.y-1 for the fresh and marine water sediments, respectively. The effective dose was calculated as 0.010 μSv.y-1 and 0.006 μSv.y-1 for the fresh and marine water sediments, respectively. The equivalent doses obtained are less than the ICRP recommended 50mSv per annum for the public.

Keywords
radiological analysis, aquatic samples, dose, oil exploration.

 
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