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China lists chemicals for priority action

2:46 PM MST | March 11, 2013 | —Natasha Alperowicz

C W has obtained the list of chemicals that the Chinese government has targeted for priority action—restriction or tightening of existing legislation or, in extreme cases, possible banning of the products (CW, Feb. 25/March 4, p. 17). The listed chemicals fall into three broad categories: chemicals with accumulative risks; chemicals that in the past have been associated with environmental accidents; and characteristic chemicals, grouped according to “industrial release standard and environmental hazards.” The first subgroup lists 25 chemicals...

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