Assessment of heavy metals concentration in soils around oil filling and service stations in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana

@article{Emmanuel2014AssessmentOH,
  title={Assessment of heavy metals concentration in soils around oil filling and service stations in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana},
  author={A. Emmanuel and S. Cobbina and D. Adomako and A. B. Duwiejuah and W. Asare},
  journal={African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={256-266}
}
This study was conducted to assess the level of heavy metals contamination of soil around oil filling and service stations in the Tamale Metropolis. Soil samples were collected from various oil filling and service stations. Elemental analysis of samples was conducted using atomic absorption spectrometer at Atomic Energy Laboratory, Accra. The metals concentrations ranged from 2.37 to 15.00 mg/kg for Cr; 0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg for Hg; 3.2 to 22.68 mg/kg for Cu; 0.12 to 6.63 mg/kg for Cd and 4.93 to… Expand
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