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Unified Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology

August 2017 Vol 2(1), pp. 001-015

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Original Research Article

Evaluation of Pollution Status of Great kwa River Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Digha, Opaminola Nicholas*, *, Akintoye Oluyemi Olarinde& Nwaoba Ngozi

Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115 Calabar, Nigeria

Corresponding Author's Email: dighaopaminola@yahoo.com

Accepted 27th January, 2017


Abstract


This study was specially designed to evaluate the water pollution status in Kwa River Calabar, Cross River State. The objectives of the study are, to examine the causes of pollution in the study area, examine the effects of water pollution on the inhabitance of the study area, to determine the physico-chemical and bacteriological parameters of the study area.To proffer solutions and control measures for water pollution in the Great Kwa River. The hypotheses for the study were as follows. There is no statistically significant difference in the physic-chemical characteristics of water samples in the wet and dry seasons from the Kwa River. The findings indicate that H1: x = y i.e. there is significant relationship between the physic-chemical characteristic of wet and dry seasons since the calculated f is 2.281137 and p-value is 0.028836 thus, we reject the null hypothesis and accept the alternative hypothesis. H0: There is no statistically significant difference between bacteriological characteristics of water samples in the wet and dry seasons from the Kwa River, H1: There is statistically significant difference in the bacteriological characteristics of water samples in the wet and dry seasons. The null hypothesis is a hypothesis of no difference of the form. H0: x y i.e. there is no significant relationship between the bacteriological characteristics of wet and dry seasons since the calculated f is 0.287.877 and p-value 0.953932, thus we reject the alternative hypothesis and accept the null hypothesis.

Keywords: Evaluation, Pollution, Status and Kwa River.

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Digha, Opaminola Nicholas*, Akintoye Oluyemi Olarinde and Nwaoba Ngozi. Unified Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology. 2(1) 2017 pp. 001-015.




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