Page-Trowbridge Radioactive/Toxic Waste Landfill Scenic Overlook
Because Page-Trowbridge is surrounded by private land (owned by the University of Arizona and Robson Communities) and because this private land is posted with no-trespassing signs, you cannot go to the site and see it first hand.
However, it is possible to view the Page-Trowbridge radioactive/toxic waste landfill from a safe distance at the Chapparal Mini Mart just north of Oracle.
image below illustrates what you will see from the Page-Trowbridge Radioactive/Toxic
Waste Landfill Scenic Overlook:
The Page-Trowbridge radioactive/toxic waste landfill is five and a half miles away from the scenic overlook (distance can be a bit deceiving in this country).
While Page-Trowbridge may look small in the above image and when you view it from the Scenic Overlook, the size of Page-Trowbridge is actually quite overwhelming.
Evidently it takes quite a bit of space to bury several decades worth of radioactive and toxic chemical waste produced by the three Arizona Universities (while the U of A deposited the bulk of the radioactive/toxic waste, the U of A, NAU and Arizona State University all used Page-Trowbridge to dispose of the radioactive and toxic wastes generated by their laboratories).
The image above shows the eastern edge of Page-Trowbridge radioactive/toxic waste landfill as it appears at the site itself. The trucks parked at the entrance to the site will give the viewer a visual feel of the size of the radioactive/toxic waste landfill.
The northern border of the planned SaddleBrooke Ranch retirement community is a few yards to the south of the southern end of Unit B (the southern edge of Unit B is to the left in the above image)
A Hawk's Eye View of Page-Trowbridge
The image to the right shows an aerial view of the Page-Trowbridge radioactive/toxic waste landfill as it existed on July 25th, 1995 before the caps were installed over Unit A and Unit B.
The pox like lesions of raw land visible in both units are probably places where the vegetation had not yet grown over the holes dug into the earth and used to contain the radioactive and toxic waste that was poured into them.
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How To Get To The Page-Trowbridge Scenic Overlook
you drive west on state highway 77 you will see the Chapparal Mini Mart
at the crest of a hill to your left. If you are driving east on state
highway 77, the Chaparral Mini Mart will be to your right.
However, the vision is to build a better scenic overlook in the near future, complete with a large sign advertising the Page-Trowbridge radioactive landfill, a telescope (25 cents for the 10 minute view) and information about the history of the landfill.
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