Explosives Found Outside Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant In Sweden
2012 06 22

By Michael Billera | IBTimes.com

Sweden heightened security at three nuclear power plants Thursday after explosives -- without triggering devices -- were found on a forklift near the country’s largest power station, police said.



A truck was stopped from entering the Ringhals nuclear power plant on Wednesday afternoon and searched. The explosive paste was discovered by bomb-sniffing dogs during a security check.

"The discovered object could not have induced a serious damage at Ringhals," the plant operator said in a statement reported by CNN. "Ringhals nuclear power plant is still in operation."

The truck was on its way from an industrial park into a secure area. It never made it inside the facility.

"There was no detonation device connected to the material. The object could not have caused serious damage at Ringhals," the company added, reported Reuters.

Investigators are looking to the incident but say the public was not in danger, even if there was a detonation device.



Video from: YouTube.com


"But even if it would have been equipped with a detonator, a potential blast would have had pretty limited effects - the truck would have received some damage and perhaps some passers-by would have been injured, but it wouldn’t have harmed the plant in any way," police spokesman Tommy Nyman said, the Associated Press reported.

Nyman mainted the exploves would not have been able to disrupt power generation at the plant.

Immediately after the incident, the plant raised its security levels from its lowest levels to a 4 as a precaution. Officers began patrolling nuclear power sites overnight with bomb-sniffing dogs. They found no other threat.

The country’s other power plants in Forsmark and Oksarshamn also increased their security measures.

"It is still assessed that there was no risk of an explosion because the explosive had no detonation device," the statement continued, according to CNN.

Police said the driver of the truck was unaware the explovies were in his vehicle. They not consider him a suspect. Authorities are still looking for leads, motives and people of interest in the case.

"An outsider has obviously placed them on the truck," Nyman said, reported the AP. "We’re talking to the truck driver and are trying to map out her movements within the (Ringhals) premises throughout the day."

Martina Kruger, head of the Climate and Energy Division at Greenpeace in the Nordic region, criticized the police and Swedish government for downplaying the incident.

"It doesn’t matter if it was outside the protected area or not, it shouldn’t have made itself within the premises at all," she said, reported the AP.

While police search for the people responsible, Magnus Norell of the Swedish Defense Research Agency said they must remain vigilant of other potential threats. He said someone might have been testing the response and readiness of the Swedish police.

"It could suggest that someone was testing it to do something serious later on. But it’s all pure speculation right now as we have so little information," he said. "It shows the system did work. They picked up on it and nothing happened. That’s one good signal."

Article from: ibtimes.com
Image: Source Ringhals nuclear power plant in Varberg (Reuters / Scanpix Sweden)





Also tune into:

Alex Newman - Hour 1 - Sweden’s Big Government ’Utopia’ Unmasked

Alex Newman - Hour 2 - The Socialist/Corporatist Hybrid System

Mike Cross - Hour 1 - Philosophy of a Psychopathic Society

Brit Dee & Tom Secker - Hour 1 - The Anders Behring Breivik Case & Trial

Holland Vandennieuwenhof & James Lane - Hour 1 - A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995





Related Articles
Sweden on nuclear facility alert as explosives found at plant


Latest News from our Front Page

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset
2014 10 31
Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm. The move by Sweden’s new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. It also comes during increased ...
Fed-Backed Study: How to Brainwash Public into Fearing “Climate Change” Like Ebola
2014 10 31
$84K study seeks ways to make public fear "climate change and overpopulation" The National Science Foundation is funding a study to determine how to brainwash the public into fearing “climate change and overpopulation” as if they were Ebola. The NSF awarded an $84,000 grant to researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo yesterday to figure out how to make ...
Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice
2014 10 31
As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head TALKING to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first time. The achievement is a step towards helping people who cannot ...
6 Million Lies
2014 10 30
“If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not alarm anyone morally, you yourself remain morally asleep. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift of the coming hell.” C Wright Mills. I need to share information I have discovered ...
Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself
2014 10 30
In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science. One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to ...
More News »