Reality vs. reputation: NWI environmental quality

Leigh Morris

If you asked many people — particularly those from other areas of the state — where Indiana’s worst environmental problems exist, they’d probably say it would be in Northwest Indiana. But they just might be dead wrong. The data suggest that Northwest Indiana’s reputation for air and water pollution may be quite different from reality.

People who haven’t seen recent data might think that the air and water quality problems prevalent in Northwest Indiana’s were still a major negative factor for the region. I’ve often heard this point of view expressed by people in Indianapolis who almost seemed to be looking down their environmental noses at us.

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