Effect of Aluminium Smelting Emissions on Water at Rusal Alscon Ikot Abasi

Akpan, W. A.; Offiong, A.; Ebene, U.
October 2012
International Journal of Applied Science & Technology;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p124
Academic Journal
This paper is the study of the impact of Aluminium smelting on Ikot Abasi environment arising from the operational activities of Rusal-Alscon plant. The research was conducted by the collection and analysis of water samples at the plant site and host community. A control sample 100km from the plant sit a was also analyzed. These were compared with the Nigerian standard for drilling water quality. The analyzed sample results from the plant/host community contained pollutants in water that markedly exceeded the benchmarks standards. It is recommended that the Nigerian government should conduct a detailed assessment of the Aluminium smelting operations at Ikot Abasi to prevent serious environmental problems.


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