Today’s front pages – Thursday, Jan 31

January 31st, 2013

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The Copenhagen Post’s daily digest of what the Danish dailies are reporting on their front pages

Politicians shift stance on nuclear waste

A political majority is changing its view on Danish atomic waste and will investigate whether it is possible to export the radioactive waste out of the country. The decision comes in the wake of years of discussion about where the waste, currently stored in Risø, should be permanently stored in Denmark. There are about 5,000 to 10,000 cubic metres of low to medium-level atomic waste in Denmark, enough to fill the Round Tower to the top twice. – Politiken

Mentally-ill criminals being released

Criminals suffering from psychological illnesses are being placed in regular prisons and in some cases released due to a lack of space in the nation's psych wards. The situation has been heavily criticised by lawyers and doctors alike, who maintain that the conditions of the criminals worsen without proper care and there is a greater risk that they will commit a new violent crime. Since 1980, there have been 5,000 beds made available for criminals suffering from psychological illnesses. – Jyllands-Posten

DONG invests in British wind turbine park

State-owned energy provider, DONG Energy, is continuing its investment in foreign countries on the same day that the state auditors, Statsrevisorerne, are due to reveal their evaluation of the company’s dire financial development. DONG has invested 7.5 billion kroner in the Westermost Rough turbine park off the coast of Hull, England and expect the turbine park to be functional by early 2015. The 35 turbines, each producing 6.0 megawatts, mean that capacity will total 210 megawatts – Ingeniøren

Denmark earn draw in Arizona

The Danish League select national football team, who are currently on a North American tour, remained undefeated after drawing Mexico 1-1 in Phoenix, Arizona. The 40,000 fans who packed into the University of Phoenix stadium witnessed Mexico take a second half lead through a penalty before young Andreas Cornelius managed a late equaliser also from the spot. The draw comes on the heels of a 4-0 thrashing of Canada last week. – Tipsbladet


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