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. Continue Reading