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Up to 50% of Companies Unprepared for Reach

10:44 AM MST | November 7, 2007 |

Alex Scott

Up to 50% of chemical companies “are not fully prepared” for the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program, according to a survey by engineering and risk management firm BMT (London), which provides environmental services to the sector. Companies are required to pre-register their substances between June 1 and November 30, 2008. Manufacturers, formulators, and importers of chemical substances in the EU are required to register all substances with the new European Chemicals Agency (ECA)...

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