Story title Environment Council - December 2016
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EU Ministers for Environment meet in Brussels on 19 December 2016 to discuss the review of the emissions trading system (ETS) and adopt conclusions on the sound management of chemicals.

Video title Chemicals
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This series of stockshots contains images on chemicals, in relations to the "REACH system" for the registration and authorisation of chemical substances.

Reference 95231 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 4:3 Duration 00:02:46 Type Stockshots (Archives footage)
Shooting date 14-08-2008 Country Divers Town Divers    

REACH is the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007. It streamlines and improves the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union (EU). The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, the promotion of alternative test methods, the free circulation of substances on the internal market and enhancing competitiveness and innovation. REACH makes industry responsible for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information to their users. In parallel, the European Union can take additional measures on highly dangerous substances, where there is a need for complementing action at EU level.

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Exterior views of BASF plant in Antwerp (Belgium, 2003) (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:14


Workers in the installations of the BASF plant

Duration : 00:00:05


Warehouse of the cans containing chemicals (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:18


Chemists carrying out analyses in the laboratory (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:21


Storage cupboard with chemicals in flasks (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:14


General view of the polyethylene production plant, Borealis AB, Stenungsund (Sweden, 2005) (4 shots)

Duration : 00:00:24


Hyflon Ion laboratory, chemist working at the laboratory of Solvay Solexis in Milan (Italy, 2005) (7 shots)

Duration : 00:00:51


Exterior views of the cisterns of the company Forever in Courcelles (Belgium, 2003) (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:18



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