Structurally deformed Pleistocene sediments along the Rouge River are located < 7 km from Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS). They rest on structurally disturbed Paleozoic sedimentary strata and lie within an area of poorly understood geophysical and structural complexity in the underlying Proterozoic basement (Wallach et al. 1998). PNGS was constructed adjacent to a major population centre (now more than five million people) in the late 1960s largely in ignorance of local and regional geological conditions and well before the plate tectonic paradigm provided a model for basement evolution. The presence and significance of major bedrock lineaments, such...

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