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

  • Obiwulu, Esther College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Morka, J. C. College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Ataine, Tessy College of Education, Mosogar, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Anthony, D. C. College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria
Keywords: Heavy metals, soil concentration, automobile workshop, Agbor

Abstract

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.

Published
2016-12-05
How to Cite
Obiwulu, E., Morka, J. C., Ataine, T., & Anthony, D. C. (2016). 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. International Journal of Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 1(1). Retrieved from http://publications.oasisinternationaljournal.org/index.php/ijrset/article/view/46