SOIL CONTAMINATION DUE TO HEAVY METALS WITHIN AUTO-MOBILE WORKSHOP CLUSTERS ALONG MARIERE BY T-JUNCTION (α) AND ORUBOR BY PROF. EBIE (β) AGBOR, DELTA STATE-NIGERIA
The concentration levels of heavy metals within two automobile clusters coded Alpha (α) and Beta (β) respectively in Agbor metropolis are presented. Heavy metal analysis of the soils in the two clusters showed the presence of cu, mn, Ni, Zn, cd, Pb, and Fe in abundance trend of Fe > Zn > Mn > Pb > cd > Ni > cu. Also, the concentration levels of the soils were above the control values except for cd at β cluster. Cadium at β cluster represented a contamination hazards which requires some remedial action.