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Air Quality Action Day Wednesday in NWI

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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has announced that an Air Quality Action Day has been forecast for northwest Indiana for Wednesday, August 21 for ozone.

The AQAD includes the counties of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte and the cities of Gary, Hammond, Whiting, Ogden Dunes, and Michigan City.

Ozone levels are expected to be in the orange or Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range.

Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

For more information visit the IDEM Smog Watch web site at or the EPA AIRNow web site at and click on Indiana.



Posted 8/20/2013