Decision due on Torres-Martinez trailer park

A federal judge is due to rule on Monday on the future of a trailer park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to shut down the Desert Mobile Home Park. The BIA says the facility is unsafe for the estimated 2,000 to 6,000 people who live there.

Tribal council member Harvey Duro owns the park. He was told to submit an improvement plan or risk closure.

The tribe, the Environmental Protection Agency and Riverside County have formed a partnership to address waste cleanup on the reservation.

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