I’m forwarding this post from another network which operates in our field as it appears to me that it may be of relevance to many of us. My apologies if you’re already aware.
From: Science, Technology and Industry Specialist Subject Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andy King
Sent: 05 August 2013 21:09
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Subject: DEFRA REACH consultation
DEFRA are consulting on proposals to amend the REACH regulations that govern the movement of chemicals and hazardous materials around and the trade in them. For the purposes of the regulations, lending items between museums is considered to be trading, making it difficult to move industrial collections containing asbestos in particular. Take a look at
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/food/reach_amendment/consultation/subpage.2013-07-11.7634444101/view and contribute to the consultation.