Weather Variability in the Vicinity of Waste Dump-Sites in Benin City

F. Ozabor, M. B. T. Kpang

Abstract


This study examines the contribution of dump-sites to weather variability in Benin City. By utilizing the experimental research design, the researcher collected primary data for waste volumes, GHGs, and temperature across the study sites for a period of three months. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regressions (MLR) were employed for data analysis. Findings revealed that highly populated areas such as, Iguomo (7.7%), Ekehuan (7.8%), GRA (6.8%) and New-Benin (9.2%) generated the greater proportion of waste in the area. The ANOVA analysis showed that temperature is significantly different as distance increase from dump site at P<0.05 indicating the influence of waste dumps on temperature in the area. Nevertheless, the MLR identified that temperature attained at the various dump sites significantly depended on the GHGs emitted at the sites at P<0.05. The study as a result of findings, advocates waste re-use & recycle; and establishment of waste treatment plants amongst others in the area.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v7i4.13636

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