May 31, 2020

Tighter laws on people smuggling

The government is looking at strengthening laws against people smuggling by amendments the Immigration and Emigrants Act.Top officials from Australian and Sri Lanka have already participated in a round-table discussion on harmonising Australian and Sri Lankan people smuggling laws to assist efforts to combat people smuggling. “The need for continued discussions on harmonising people smuggling laws with international instruments and best practice was identified as a priority at the inaugural Sri Lanka – Australia Joint Working Group (JWG) on People Smuggling and Transnational Crime in Colombo on 17 December 2012. The roundtable discussion demonstrated Australia’s and Sri Lanka’s commitment to this work,” the Australian High Commission in Colombo said. Representatives from Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian High Commission participated in the roundtable.Australia and Sri Lanka have been working together to strengthen and harmonise people smuggling legislation to prevent criminals exploiting gaps in legal frameworks under the Australia – Sri Lanka Memorandum of Understanding concerning Legal Cooperation against the Smuggling of Migrants signed in December 2009. (Colombo Gazette) The roundtable discussion included an update on the status of Sri Lanka’s people smuggling amendments to the Immigration and Emigrants Act, Australian people smuggling laws, sharing experiences in legislating against people smuggling, and a focus on areas where Australia and Sri Lanka may be able to collaborate to further harmonise people smuggling laws. read more

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Activated carbon to meet requirements for mercury removal – market continues to

first_imgCalgon Carbon Corp has been awarded four contracts to supply FLUEPAC® activated carbon to control mercury emissions. The contracts range in length from one to five years and are valued at $34.0 million cumulatively. Three of the contracts are with US electric power generators. Under terms of the agreements, Calgon Carbon will supply FLUEPAC to coal-fired power plants in the mid-atlantic, midwestern, and western regions of the US All three contracts can be extended beyond their initial terms. The fourth contract is for removal of mercury from the flue gas of a cement plant. Calgon Carbon expects that the US EPA will promulgate and finalize regulations in 2010 that will require the cement industry in the US to control its mercury emissions.Commenting on the announcement, Robert P. O’Brien, Calgon Carbon’s Senior Vice President – Americas, said, “We are pleased that three electric power companies have selected our FLUEPAC powdered activated carbon to meet their requirements for mercury removal. As this market continues to expand, we look forward to providing these products to other power companies. Also, we are very pleased to have been chosen to supply activated carbon to a cement manufacturing company for mercury control. We believe that this is the first contract for on-going carbon supply for mercury removal at a cement plant in the US.”Calgon Carbon, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.last_img read more

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