African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1055

Article in Press

ASSESSMENT OF POLLUTANT LOAD GENERATED BY LEAD-ACID BATTERY DUMP SITE IN A RURAL AREA OF OYO STATE, NIGERIA.

ELIAS EMEKA ELEMIKE

  •  Received: 06 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 06 September 2018
This work is aimed at enlightening the public on the level of contamination of our waters and other aquatic environment. A large number of manufacturing companies prefer to locate their plants in the rural environment where no one queries the treatment of their effluents. This attitude is becoming a common practice which has to be regulated. In this research, Lalupon, a rural setting in Ibadan, Nigeria is no longer a safe haven as all the aquatic environments near a defunct Exide battery plant has been heavily polluted with lead. Other physicochemical parameters such as biological oxygen demand (BOD),dissolved oxygen(DO),chemical oxygen demand (COD) etc tested in the work shows that aquatic animals cannot survive comfortably in the fish ponds and surface waters around the Exide battery dump site. Nigerian government therefore, should alert the public on this looming danger as school children swim in those waters around the dumpsite and agricultural activities equally take place within the environment.