SOME ASPECTS OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY MAPPING IN CANADA

In the late 1970's, political initiatives for the development of Ontario's northland resulted in the Ontario engineering geology terrain study. This study was carried out by consultants for the Ontario Government. One hundred and nineteen report folios, which cover 433000 sq km of land, present the results of this massive mapping project. A unique terrain legend was developed to facilitate the mapping and to allow derivation of specific user information for application to transportation corridors, land planning and waste management. Of current interest is the mapping that has been carried out for the Ontario Waste Management Corporation to aid in the location of facilities to treat hazardous liquid industrial waste and other hazardous waste, and to dispose of the treated residues. Phase I of this program resulted in a 1:1000000 scale hydrogeological inventory map of southern Ontario. Subsequent phases have produce more detailed maps of the "Golden Horseshoe" of southern Ontario showing the significance of the terrain for the siting of an engineered landfill, a physical/chemical plant, and an incinerator. (TRRL)

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    Association of Engineering Geologists

    P.O. Box 506
    Short Hills, NJ  United States  07078
  • Authors:
    • Gartner, J F
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Accession Number: 00392718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM