Geo-electrical Evaluation of the Effects of Waste Dump Sites on Groundwater in Eneka, Rivers State, Nigeria

Authors(2) :-S. A Ugwu, H. O. Nwankwoala

This study aims at investigating the effects of waste dumps on the groundwater in Eneka using resistivity method. Two dump sites and a dump-free site were investigated in the area. The investigation involved seven horizontal resistivity profiling and four vertical electrical soundings. The result of the investigation revealed that the surrounding soil and water in the waste dumpsites have been contaminated to depths below 20 meters which is within the aquifer system of the area. This was evident in the attendant low resistivity values of 0.04 ohm.m - 60.07 ohm.m around the dumpsites relative to the high resistivity values greater than 500 ohm.m in the dump - free areas. The results of the investigation are serious considering the negative implications on public health and the ecosystem of the area if not checked, monitored and managed.

Authors and Affiliations

S. A Ugwu
Department of Geology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
H. O. Nwankwoala
Department of Geology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Geo-electric, Resistivity, Waste Dumpsites, Groundwater, Boreholes, Aquifers

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 5 | November-December 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-12-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 294-301
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151432
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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S. A Ugwu, H. O. Nwankwoala, " Geo-electrical Evaluation of the Effects of Waste Dump Sites on Groundwater in Eneka, Rivers State, Nigeria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.294-301, November-December-2015.
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