Measurement of Radionuclides in Processed Mine Tailing in Jos
The Jos plateau is situated in central part of Northern Nigeria, on a rugged terrain of low lands at the edge of the Plateau surface. It is the principal centre of tin and columbite mineralization, which form the focal area of younger granites. A lot of mining activities have taken place in Jos area for decades, with extensive commercial mining and processing in the 1930s. Extensive amount of tailing have been generated by the several mining companies that operated in the area and these are either in the premises companies or are dump in and around residential area. These tailing dumps would continue to leach residual chemicals into the environment, and if weather conditions allowed it, the final fractions would be become wind borne blowing around the township surrounding the now dormant. These tailing that contain radioactive element remain active for a very long period of time and will continue to be potentially dangerous to human health.
- Paperback | 84 pages
- 150.11 x 219.96 x 4.83mm | 172.36g
- 27 Apr 2012
- LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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About Williams Emmanuel Mangset
Emmanuel W. Mangset was born on 30/9/1965 in Dikibin Village of Mangu L.G.A. in Plateau State, Nigeria. He obtaining his B.Sc. (Hons) Physics and M.Sc. (Radiation Biophysics)from University of Jos. He is presently pursuing his Ph.D. in the University of Jos and Centre for Energy Research and Training, Zaria.He has published many research articles.