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Pesticides could be one area to fall under the new REACH law (Photo: Wikipedia)

Pro-green MEPs win toxic chemicals vote in EU's REACH law

MEPs in the environment committee have backed a tough line on getting rid of toxic substances under the EU's upcoming REACH chemicals law, but pro-industry deputies will fight a rearguard action as negotiations head for climax in November.

The committee passed the pro-substitution amendments by 42 votes against 12 with six abstentions on Tuesday (10 October) and with 11 of the 12 no-votes coming from the largely pro-business conservative group in the European Parliament.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Pesticides could be one area to fall under the new REACH law (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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