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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 6)
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Aspects of Aquatic Pollution in Nigeria

A.T. Ekubo and J.F.N. Abowei
Corresponding Author:  Abowei Jasper 

Key words:  Causes, control, effects, fate, Government policies, Nigeria, types, water pollution
Vol. 3 , (6): 673-693
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 May, 17 2011 June, 28 2011 November, 10

Water pollution is a major problem in the global context. Yet aquatic resources consists of extremely wide range of floral and fauna resources which offer a broad array of goods with potential utilitarian application in agriculture, innovative industry and the pharmaceutical industry which renders valuable benefits and services. The slow poisoning of the waters is witnessed in Nigeria and the destruction of vegetation and agricultural land by oil spills which occur during petroleum operations. But since the inception of the oil industry in Nigeria, more than twenty-five years ago, there has been no concerned and effective effort on the part of the government, let alone the oil operators, to control environmental problems associated with the industry'. The article reviews the meaning of water pollution, water pollution categories, point source pollution, non-point source pollution, ground water pollution, causes of water pollution, pathogens, chemicals and other contaminants, thermal pollution, transport and chemical reactions of pollution, measurement of pollution, sampling, physical testing, chemical testing, biological testing, control of water pollution, domestic sewage, industrial waste water, agricultural waste water, construction site storm water urban runoff (storm water), radiation pollution, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, The National Policy on Environment, The national environmental reference laboratory, Water resources management, Strategies under the National Policy on Environment, Industrial water pollution control programme, Industrial effluent standards to provide some information on the Nigeria situation.
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A.T. Ekubo and J.F.N. Abowei, 2011. Aspects of Aquatic Pollution in Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3(6): 673-693.
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