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Biodegradation in water: screening tests

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No relevant degradation data exist for nickel matte.  Degradation is not an applicable endpoint for inorganic substances such as nickel matte as recognized in the European Union Risk Assessment of Nickel and Nickel Compounds.

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According to Annex VII, Column 2 of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, a study on ready biodegradability does not need to be conducted if the substance is inorganic.