Measurement of Radiation of Refuse Dumpsites in Some Selected Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria


  • H. Ali Department of Physics, Nigerian Defence Academy


Radiation, Dumpsite, Radioactivity, Beta


This work examines the levels of radiation emanated from the refuse dumpsites in some selected areas in Kaduna states, Nigeria. A total of six dumpsites were investigated out of which four met the minimum required radiation dose for both radiation workers and non radiation workers. Radiation measurement was carried out with the RADEX 1503 meter placed at 1.80m high above the ground with varying distances. The average level of radiation for sites, A, B, C, D, E and F  are  0.149 Rem/h, 0.162 Rem/h, 0.198 Rem/h, 0.229 Rem/h, 0.215 Rem/h and 0.239 Rem/h respectively.



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How to Cite

Ali, H. (2014). Measurement of Radiation of Refuse Dumpsites in Some Selected Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(6). Retrieved from