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.READ MORE: Law To Allow Permanent No-Contact Orders In Sex Convictions
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.
Today @ILEPA referred Superior Battery Inc. in Morris to the Attorney General for enforcement following a lithium battery fire on 6/29. The referral cites violations related to the release or potential release of pollutants & improper waste handling. https://t.co/PvZyE1Mn2eREAD MORE: Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their Vaccine
— Illinois EPA (@ILEPA) July 1, 2021
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