Lithium ion batteries in thermal runaway caused the Hume recycling centre fire

Updated April 6 2023 - 9:57am, first published 5:30am

Fire investigators believe overheated lithium-ion batteries inside recycled material triggered the multi-million dollar blaze which destroyed Canberra's major recycling plant in Hume on Boxing Day last year.

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