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Title:Ground and surface water pollution by open refuse dump in Ibadan, Nigeria
Author:Sangodoyin, A.Y.
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
waste management
science and technology
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Sanitary landfills
Abstract:The pollution profile of an adjacent aquifer and stream at a refuse dump site in Ibadan, Nigeria, achieved through comprehensive sampling and tests of refuse leachates and domestic, hand-dug wells at selected points is described. The highest level of pollution was found in the leachate samples. The level of pollution of the stream samples was lower, but higher than that of the well samples. Although there was evidence of self-purification of the stream before it joined a major river, the level of pollution near the river was still very high. It was shown that the dump site affected the water quality in the wells and was a health risk. Some measures to avert an epidemic which could result from the continuous usage of the heavily polluted water from the streams and wells around the dump are recommended. Bibliogr., sum. also in French.