Atlantic coastline indicated high levels of toxicity caused by toxic wastes discharge.
wastes from domestic and industrial sources often empties into the water body.
with NOSDRA on the study.
fishes were not linked to oil leakages as the levels of hydrocarbon in the samples tested were within regulatory limits.
Benzene, Toluene Ethylene and Xylene (BTEX) were within regulatory standard limits in water, sediments and fish tissue analyses.
of 0.08 mg/l.
metals such as cadmium, iron, zinc, copper found their ways into drainages and onward transfer to the water bodies.
sources of these are batteries, galvanised pipes, fertilisers, sewage sludge and plastics.
chromium was found in fish tissue.
of release because, cadmium in particular is highly toxic.
fishes. It is also curious that a specific species of fish is allegedly involved in the circumstance under consideration,” Musa said.
fishing in our territorial waters to guard against possible dumping of wastes as well as unwanted aquatic species. (NAN)