Determination of radioactive elements and heavy metals in sediments and soil from domestic water sources in northern peninsular Malaysia.

@article{Muhammad2012DeterminationOR,
  title={Determination of radioactive elements and heavy metals in sediments and soil from domestic water sources in northern peninsular Malaysia.},
  author={Bashir G Muhammad and Mohammad Suhaimi Jaafar and Azhar Abdul Rahman and Farouk Abdulrasheed Ingawa},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 8},
  pages={5043-9}
}
Soil serves as a major reservoir for contaminants as it posseses an ability to bind various chemicals together. To safeguard the members of the public from an unwanted exposure, studies were conducted on the sediments and soil from water bodies that form the major sources of domestic water supply in northern peninsular Malaysia for their trace element concentration levels. Neutron Activation Analysis, using Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) located at the Centre for Energy Research and… CONTINUE READING