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European Commission Steps in to Strengthen Reach

5:13 AM MDT | March 25, 2010 | Alex Scott in Helsinki

The European Commission this morning announced a series of initiatives aimed at ensuring continued progress of the implementation of the European Union (EU’s) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program. The key actions include increasing the number of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) being placed on the candidate list for Reach Authorisation, from 29 to 135 by 2012. Specific details such as which chemicals will be added to the list have yet to be disclosed. Assessment of the 135 chemicals will be undertaken by the...

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