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U.S. Version of Reach Regulation is 'On the Agenda'

3:27 AM MST | February 11, 2009 | Alex Scott

A U.S. version of the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program is now a real possibility, according to Tucker Helmes, senior director of Socma’s leadership group Socma Visions. Helmes detailed his view in a presentation on Reach at Informex, a specialty and fine chemicals expo held last month in San Francisco. “Is the U.S. next? Will Reach ever come to the U.S.?” Helmes asks. “There’s a lot of talk about retooling the Toxic Substances Control Act [TSCA] into Reach. Certainly...

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