Effect of Mining Activities on Groundwater Quality in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria


Authors : Ukwuije Chukwukadibia. A; Nkwocha Edmund. E; Ebe Theresa

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7652786

The groundwater quality in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was assessed for a period of seven (7) months (November 2020 to June 2021) at seven (7) sampling locations (SLs) to determine the effects of mining activities on the quality status. Measurements were made on samples collected with 500ml sample bottles for ten (10) physical and chemical parameters according to standard methods. Water samples for six (6) heavy metals were collected in 250ml bottles and fixed with concentrated HNO3.

Keywords : Groundwater Quality, Heavy Metals, Water Quality Index and Trace Metals

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