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A preliminary assessment of groundwater samples around a filling station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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doi: 10.4314/gigs.v11i1.1
Authors:Ameh, E. G.; Kolawole, M. S.; Daniel, A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Kogi State University, Department of Earth Sciences, Anyigba, Nigeria
Volume Title:Global Journal of Geological Sciences
Source:Global Journal of Geological Sciences, Vol.11, p.1-12. Publisher: Bachudo Science, Calabar, Nigeria. ISSN: 1596-6798
Publication Date:2013
Note:In English. 23 refs.; illus., incl. 5 tables, geol. sketch map
Summary:This paper is a preliminary assessment of groundwater samples around a filling station in Diobu area of Port Harcourt for four years at intervals of two years with a view to determine the level of groundwater pollution. It examines the physiochemical, major ions and heavy metal aspect of groundwater quality around the study area. Both factor and cluster analysis for the period under investigation shows that variables such as OG, NO, PO that recorded high factor loadings and closer clusters may have been introduced from anthropogenic sources while Ec, TDS, Cl, Fe, TSS, salinity, hardness may be due to saltwater intrusion from the sea. The anthropogenic factor (AF) value also indicates significant influences from natural processes. Significant influences may have been from natural process but were enhanced by over pumping/nearness to the sea and oil/agricultural activities.
Subjects:Boreholes; Cluster analysis; Factor analysis; Geostatistics; Ground water; Heavy metals; Human activity; Ions; Multivariate analysis; Nitrate ion; Petroleum products; Pollution; Salinity; Salt-water intrusion; Sediments; Statistical analysis; Water pollution; Water quality; Africa; Niger Delta; Nigeria; West Africa; Diobu Nigeria; Filling stations; Port Harcourt Nigeria; Rivers Nigeria; Southern Nigeria
Coordinates:N044000 N050000 E0071000 E0064500
Record ID:883695-1
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