Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 472-478 Oct-Dec 2008

 

ASSESSMENT OF WATER AND AIR CONTAMINATION IN THE SURROUNDING OF UCIL, JADUGUDA MINE, JHARKHAND (INDIA)

 

Suresh Kumar* and K.P. Tiwary

Department of Applied Physics, Birla Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar, (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 17, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

An extensive study for ground water contamination and air contamination was made in and around the uranium corporation of India Ltd. Jaduguda, Jharkhand. Uranium mines are major roots for producing and spreading radioactive elements and other pollutants that ultimately cause hazardous impact on the living beings of its surroundings. In this work we have selected some villages situated 10 km in the surrounding of UCIL, Jaduguda Mining area and various parameters like air-gamma dose rate, 222Rn concentration, Relative humidity etc., in air were measured. The measurement was carried out by an equipment Alpha guard. This work also consists of a thorough study of some important physio-chemical parameters of ground water in Turamdih and Bandhurang open cast mine region of UCIL, Jaduguda. The 222Rn concentration was observed in above mention village areas are within the limit i.e., lower than 600Bq/m3 (ICRP 65).

 

Keywords : Alpha guard, Air-gamma dose rate, 222Rn concentration

 

 

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