Bomb squad called to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
September 4, 2012
San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Bomb Task Force is investigating a paper bag full of what is suspected to be articles of clothing that was tossed over the front gate of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by the angry spouse of a plant employee at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The unnamed woman showed up at the plant’s front entrance and threw what appeared to be several articles of clothing in a paper bag over the front gate saying, “This is not a bomb.” The woman suffers from a mental illness, sheriff officials said in a press release.
As a precaution, deputies are planning to x-ray the items and traffic is being routed to another entrance.
Nevertheless, the incident poses no risk to operations at the plant which is located six miles north of the welcome entrance, said Diablo spokesperson Blair Jones.