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Levels Of Total Hydrocarbon In Water And Sediment Of A Polluted Tidal Creek Bonny River Niger Delta Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 12)

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Page : 351-354

Keywords : Key Words Bonny River; Sediment; Tidal Creek; Total hydrocarbon content; Oil Pollution; Oil Spill; Environment;

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Abstract To ascertain the level of total hydrocarbon content THC in the KuaKinabere Creek in Ogoni land an estuary of the Bonny River sub- surface seawater and surface sediment were collected from five sampling stations between March and August 2012 for laboratory analysis. In the laboratory standard analytical methods were adopted for the analysis of water and sediment samples. Concentration of THC in water and sediment varied from 15.61.86 23.42.55mgl and 140380.61 3755113.14mgkg respectively The observed concentration of THC is far above the established permissible levels of 10mgl in water and 30mgkg in sediment and therefore poses a serious threat to the survival of marine organisms as well as other legitimate uses of the environment.

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