Thursday, June 21st, police found explosives on a truck at the southwestern atomic power station in Ringhals, Sweden.
The country raised the security alert at the nuclear power plants. The explosives were detected by bomb sniffer dogs on Thursday during a routine check by security staff at an industrial area within the power plant’s enclosure. Police said they are investigating a possible sabotage and refused to declare the amount or type of explosive material.
Ringhals, which is situated 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Goteborg, Sweden’s second largest city, has four reactors, and it is overseen by Vattenfall and E.ON, two important energy companies. Bomb technician discovered that the explosives didn’t have an ignition device, which means that they couldn’t explode. The police declared they have no suspects and that the driver of the truck didn’t know about the presence of the explosives and is not suspected of being involved.
“An outsider has obviously placed them on the truck,” police spokesman Tommy Nymansaid. “We’re talking to the truck driver and are trying to map out her movements within the premises throughout the day.”
The police evacuated and cordoned off the area around the truck. Ringhals officials mentioned that a possible explosion wouldn’t have made much damage to the site.