Trailer parks on reservation being inspected

State and federal officials are inspecting mobile home parks on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla in southern California.

The reservation is home to four major trailer parks. One of them -- known as Duroville -- has health and safety problems that could lead to its closure.

The other trailer parks aren't in as bad shape as Duroville. But they aren't entirely safe either, officials said, and have been cited for water and sewage problems.

"Our goal is to make sure this is a healthy environment for those living here," Clancy Tenley, the tribal program manager for the Environmental Protection Agency, told The Los Angeles Times. "We have gotten reports of problems here over the last couple of years, and rather than address them piecemeal we want to inspect the parks at the same time."

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving to shut down Duroville, which is home to more than 2,000 people.

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Teams inspect more Coachella Valley trailer parks (The Los Angeles Times 8/14)
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Relevant Links:
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians - http://www.torresmartinez.org

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