June 21, 2012
Tags: Nuclear Plant, sweden
Rev 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
Explosives were found in a car parked at the largest nuclear plant in Sweden according to police. The explosives were found during a routine car inspection and resulted in immediate tightening of security at plants around the country.
Vattenfall, the company that runs the Ringhals nuclear power facility, said the explosives were not enough to cause “major” damage. The company further said there was no risk of explosion due to a detonating device not being found with the explosive. The State Forensic Laboratory confirmed the substance was an “explosive paste.”
Patrols through the night with bomb sniffing dogs found no other explosives on site.
A spokesman for the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority told CNN this was the first time explosives have been found at one of the country’s nuclear reactor sites. Sweden has ten reactors at three different sites.
The Ringhals site, with four reactors, provides 20% of Sweden’s national electrical supply.
Police are investigating the incident as an attempt at “sabotage.”