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: 945

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of radiological risk from the soils of artisanal mining areas of Anka, North West Nigeria

Mbet Amos Akpanowo
  • Mbet Amos Akpanowo
  • Department of Radiological Safety, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Ibrahim Umaru
  • Ibrahim Umaru
  • Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa, Nigeria.
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Shekwonyadu Iyakwari
  • Shekwonyadu Iyakwari
  • Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Federal University Lafia, Lafia, Nasarawa, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 11 April 2019
  •  Accepted: 06 June 2019
  •  Published: 31 August 2019

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