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1 Oct

ADCR Inaugural meeting

The launch meeting of the newly formed Aerospace and Defence Chromates Re-authorisation (ADCR) Consortium was held in Brussels on the 20 September to mark the start of the work towards new and repeat Authorisation applications, the first time on a sectoral basis.

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The Big Butterfly Count, run by the charity Butterfly Conservation, aims to assess the health of the UK’s environment by using butterflies as biodiversity indicators. In the height of the summer heatwave, RPA employees ventured out to survey the abundant butterfly populations in the in the RPA grounds.

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Chemical Watch published an article on the Aerospace & Defence Chromates Reauthorisation Consortium (on 8 August). The article points out that seven Aerospace & Defence companies have taken the initiative to address the issues faced by the sector when it comes to the authorisation of chromates under the EU’s REACH Regulation. The focus is on 8 chromates that have already gone through the REACH authorisation process, with sunset dates of September 2017 or January 2019.

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