Radiometric Evaluation of Radionuclides in Some Selected Mining Sites across Azara Development Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

  • Umar Sa'ad Aliyu Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
  • Abdulkarim Muhammad Hamza, Dr. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ibrahim Gana Geidam Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria.
  • Adamu M Usman Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
Keywords: In-situ, Radionuclide, IdentiFINDER

Abstract

The data for this research contains the in-situ measured activity concentration of radionuclides and gamma-radiation dose rate obtained from the radiometric survey in Azara development area of Awe Local Government, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The data were manually collected in eight (8) locations with 20 data taken from each point using a portable hand held Thermo Scientific Interceptor and a radionuclide IdentiFINDER. The descriptive statistical analysis of the data was equally explored for possible statistical relationships. The result obtained is made available publicly for further extended analyses that can provide insights into the safety status of the study area from radiological health concerns. The data could also serve as a significant baseline radiometric data for future researches and monitoring initiative in Azara and its environs. The data for this research contains the in-situ measured activity concentration of radionuclides and gamma-radiation dose rate obtained from the radiometric survey in Azara development area of Awe Local Government, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The data were manually collected in eight (8) locations with 20 data taken from each point using a portable hand held Thermo Scientific Interceptor and a radionuclide IdentiFINDER. The descriptive statistical analysis of the data was equally explored for possible statistical relationships. The result obtained is made available publicly for further extended analyses that can provide insights into the safety status of the study area from radiological health concerns. The data could also serve as a significant baseline radiometric data for future researches and monitoring initiative in Azara and its environs.

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Published
2019-12-09
How to Cite
Aliyu, U. S., Hamza, A., Geidam, I., & Usman, A. (2019). Radiometric Evaluation of Radionuclides in Some Selected Mining Sites across Azara Development Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 8(1), 27-36. Retrieved from http://ojs.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JSML/article/view/2660