Explosives found at Swedish nuclear plant

 United Press International
The Ringhals nuclear power station is seen on the southwest coast of Sweden, near Gothenburg June 21, 2012. Security personnel at the nuclear power station found what they suspect was explosive material during a routine vehicle search.
Swedish nuclear facilities were placed on alert Thursday after explosives were found at the Ringhals nuclear power plant, the Radiation Safety Authority said.
Authority spokesperson Maria Strahle told the Swedish news agency TT the threat level was raised as a precaution following the incident at the plant south of Gothenburg.
An explosive device was found Wednesday afternoon on a large truck that was returning to the reactor area from an industrial estate belonging to the nuclear power plant.
“Under the first step onto the truck there is a fire extinguisher and that is where the explosive had been placed,” said Gosta Larsen of the Ringhals plant.
Larsen told TT the device was the size of a small fist.
Police have no suspects but truck drivers and officers are being questioned, officials said. The explosive device was sent to Sweden’s National Laboratory of Forensic Science for testing.
The incident has been classified as suspected sabotage.
RSOE EDIS Event Report
Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB said late Wednesday that it has found suspected explosives in a truck that was trying to enter its Ringhals nuclear power facility in south west Sweden. In a statement, the company said staff found the suspect material when carrying out normal security checks, with a sniffer dog confirming the vehicle was carrying explosives. Police are present at the scene and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority have raised the level of protection at the site as a precaution, though the company stressed that the discovered object could not have caused any serious harm. Swedish police bomb technicians also said there is no risk of an explosion as there was no ignition device present. “The assessment is that the situation is under control,” said police spokesman Lars Grimbeck. Other nuclear stations in the country have raised their security level. No injuries have been reported and police patrols have been stepped up at the site. Ringhals nuclear power plant is the largest power plant in Scandinavia and its four reactors produce about 20% of all electricity in Sweden.

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