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2005-12-13 07:21:50

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers approved a landmark bill on Tuesday to protect the public from toxic chemicals, clinching a deal despite opposition from industry and cries from activists that the measure was too weak. Ministers supported a compromise on Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) by a qualified majority, almost a month after the European Parliament backed a version of its own. "I think we can now congratulate ourselves on a job well...

2005-11-17 06:47:18

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament, seeking to protect the public from toxic substances, backed a landmark new law on Thursday that has pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups for years. Lawmakers voted in favor of an amended bill on Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), designed to make companies prove that substances in everyday products such as cars, computers or paint are safe. The properties of roughly 30,000...

2005-11-17 06:33:33

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament sought on Thursday to protect people from toxic substances, backing a landmark new law that for years pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups. Lawmakers voted in favor of an amended bill on Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH), designed to make companies prove that substances in everyday products like cars, computers or paint are safe. Under REACH, the properties of roughly...

2005-11-11 10:51:39

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain, which currently holds the EU presidency, has accepted a German request to delay a decision on a new European Union law to test and register thousands of chemicals, a spokeswoman said on Friday. A decision between member states on a draft of the REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) bill had been planned for a meeting of EU competitiveness ministers on November 28 and 29. "Germany asked for a postponement and we have accepted...

2005-08-23 07:31:58

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - What price Europe's health? The question lies at the heart of a debate over a draft chemicals law that detractors say could cost Europe its dominance of the lucrative sector. The law, known as REACH, would require the testing and licensing of thousands of commonly used substances, like those in paint and detergents, to determine whether they pose a threat to the environment and consumers' health. Chemical makers bemoan the multi-billion-euro...


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