REACH ROLLOUT PUSHES AHEAD DESPITE TEETHING TROUBLES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

IF the number of notifications received by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for pre-registering the use of chemicals by businesses making or importing chemicals in Europe is a gauge of success, then the new REACH control system is performing with aplomb. There were 150,000 substances pre-registered with ECHA by 65,000 companies between June 1 and December 1, of last year, in 2.75 million preregistrations. This was well above expectations, so much so that ECHA officials continued to check registrations well into this year - they ...


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