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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1543-1546
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1543.1546
 
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Terrestrial Radiation Around Oil And Gas Facilities In Ughelli Nigeria

G.O. Avwiri, P.I. Enyinna and E.O. Agbalagba

Abstract:
An environmental radiation survey in oil and gas facilities of oil fields and their host communities in Ughelli Delta State has been carried out, using a digilert nuclear radiation monitor and a Geographical Positioning System (GPS). Measurements were made in 21 stations and control readings in the host communities. Measured average values ranged between 12.00±0.1 μR h–1 (5.33±0.35 μSv/week) to 22.00±21 μR h–1 (9.79±0.16 μSv/week) in the fields and 09.00±1.0 to 11.00±0.5 μR h–1 in the host communities with the maximum deviation value of 88.9% recorded at Eriemu field. The average dose equivalent obtained are within the safe radiation limit of 0.02 mSv/week recommended by UNSCEAR. The radiation level within these facilities are far above the standard background level of 0.013 mR h–1.
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G.O. Avwiri, P.I. Enyinna and E.O. Agbalagba , 2007. Terrestrial Radiation Around Oil And Gas Facilities In Ughelli Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1543-1546.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1543.1546

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.1543.1546

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