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Vigil Held For Matt Haller, First Litigant To Pass Away After Filing Lawsuit Against Sterigenics

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The man who asked repeatedly for a state investigation into the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook was remembered Saturday at a vigil in Elmhurst.

Hundreds came out to honor Matt Haller, who died of stomach cancer in March. Saturday would have been his 46th birthday.

Haller wanted everyone to see the pain he was going through, and he was featured in many of CBS 2's exclusive investigations into ethylene oxide emissions in Willowbrook.

The Environmental Protection Agency ultimately put a seal order on the plant which sterilizes medical equipment.

Haller is survived by his wife Colleen and his son Cullen.

A GoFundMe page has been created to support the Haller family.


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