CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is asking the Illinois Attorney General to take legal action against the owner behind the lithium  battery fire in Morris.

On Tuesday, a massive fire destroyed the Superior Battery Company.

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Thousands of residents were forced to leave their homes as potentially toxic pollutants were released into the air and water.

Firefighters are using a special technique to try and smother the fire with high flow water and cement.

 

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff