EU Court Halts Authorization for Two Lead Substances (1)

March 8, 2019, 2:27 PMUpdated: March 8, 2019, 3:48 PM

It could become harder for companies to obtain authorizations to continue using prohibited chemicals in the European Union after the bloc’s General Court annulled an authorization granted to Canadian company Dominion Colour Corp.

The General Court, the EU’s lower court, said in a March 7 ruling that an authorization granted to Dominion under the EU’s REACH chemicals law to continue to use two lead substances was unlawful because safer alternatives to the substances are available.

Environmental groups applauded the ruling and said it could have broader implications for continued-use authorizations for hazardous substances under REACH ...

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