Illinois AG Announced Injunction against Chemical Company Following Factory Fire

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, along with the State’s Attorney of Winnebago County, announced an agreed interim and preliminary injunction order against a chemical company following a fire at their facility last year, which released dangerous pollutants and debris into the surrounding communities. The order requires the company to pay the costs of cleanup, to address remaining hazardous debris, and to propose and adhere to a management and oversight plan for handling chemical products going forward.