Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2010
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Page No. 112 - 114

Industrial Ionising Radiation Activity: A Case Study of Western Geophysical Industry in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Authors : F.B. Sigalo and M.A. Briggs- Kamara

Abstract: In this study, the measurement of industrial ionizing radiation background was reported in Port Harcourt, Nigeria taking the western Geophysical Industry as a case study. The Geiger Muller Counter and its associated sensors were used to obtain counts of radiation at intervals of 10 min for about 1 h at each site. Count rates for the three chosen locations were 26.98±0.64, 37.19±1.06 and 35.40±1.95 cpm, respectively. The corresponding dose rates were 8.42±0.34, 11.60±0.28 and 11.04±0.30 μRh-1. These values were found to be below the maximum permissible rate of 57 μRh-1 accepted internationally by the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).

How to cite this article:

F.B. Sigalo and M.A. Briggs- Kamara, 2010. Industrial Ionising Radiation Activity: A Case Study of Western Geophysical Industry in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 112-114.

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