Swedish police baffled by explosives near nukes

Swedish police baffled by explosives near nukes

June 22nd, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Sweden's Ringhals atomic power station near Varberg Sweden Thursday June 21, 2012 Swedish authorities have raised the security alert for the country's three nuclear power plants Thursday after explosives were found on a truck in the Ringhals power plant's industrial area near the high security enclosure around its four nuclear reactors. (AP Photo/Bjorn Larsson Rosvall)

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STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish police say they have no clues about possible perpetrators or motive two days after nuclear officials found a small amount of explosive material on a forklift at Sweden's largest nuclear power plant.

Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says officers completed a search of the Ringhals plant area early Friday and were analyzing witness statements and security camera footage of the vehicle's movements. He declined to give details.

Power utility Vattenfall said the clay-like, fist-sized explosive was found during a routine check as the forklift was entering the high-security enclosure, where the four reactors are situated, from the plant's adjoining industrial area.

Sweden increased its security alert at the country's three nuclear plants after Wednesday's incident.

The explosive material had no triggering device and could not be detonated.