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Uranium Pollution of Grand Water in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan

  • Yoshiko Kawabata
  • Masaaki Yamada
  • Onwona-Agyman Siaw
  • Aparin Vyacheslav
  • Berdiyar Jollibekov
  • Masahiro Nagai
  • Yukio Katayama
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

We investigated uranium concentrations in ground water in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. In the rural area of Karakalpakstan, main drinking water are ground water. In the Half of sampling points for drinking water, uranium concentrations exceeded the WHO (2008) guideline level for drinking water. Since uranium is a suspected carcinogen that can also have a toxic effect on kidneys. However, WHO addressing only the chemical aspects of uranium prescribed that uranium concentrations in drinking water. The effect of uranium exposure from drinking water on people in these areas is significant.

Keywords

Drinking Water Uranium Concentration Phosphate Fertilizer Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer Canal Water 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiko Kawabata
    • 1
  • Masaaki Yamada
    • 1
  • Onwona-Agyman Siaw
    • 1
  • Aparin Vyacheslav
    • 2
  • Berdiyar Jollibekov
    • 3
  • Masahiro Nagai
    • 4
  • Yukio Katayama
    • 4
  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyFuchu, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Ministry of GeologyTashkentUzbekistan
  3. 3.Rural Development Group Environment & Regional Development DepartmentOriental Consulting Co. LTDTashkentUzbekistan
  4. 4.Faculty of human environmentThe University of human environmentsOkazaki-shiJapan

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