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.

 


14 Comments

  1. Cicero says:

    Can we get a follow up?

    How much will those of us buying Pacific Gas and Electric Power pay because this individual decided to bring all of us into her own personal conflict with her husband by shutting down employee and safety access to a nuclear power plant?

    If her husband was a train conductor would she have derailed a train? What do we do with someone who commits domestic violence against the whole population of a county? Serious institutional treatment for this individual should be imposed.

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  2. Downtown Bob says:

    Heck, why waste the bomb squad’s time, big alcoholic could have identified the contents by the way it landed and he could have opened it.

    Little does he know how many have been killed opening such “harmless” items.

    Idiot, sorry to name call, but this is just an observation of his or her lack of knowledge and critical comments.

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    • abigchocoholic says:

      Heck, why waste the bomb squad’s time, big alcoholic could have identified the contents by the way it landed and he could have opened it.
      —————–
      In one observation. It’s called common sense.

      Little does he know how many have been killed opening such “harmless” items.
      ————————
      Be my guest, put some actual historical facts where your conclusion is. Name every single woman in the history of the United States who has dropped off a bomb in a paper bag to people she doesn’t even know. Hint: You’re going to come back with tail tucked.

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      • Downtown Bob says:

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/police-say-colo-bomb-that_n_1193569.html

        First is the method smart guy, second it Obama’s friend and they didn’t know the people that they bombed .

        http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html?pagewanted=all

        So, people do actually try and hurt people doing things they don’t like (Like Nuclear Power guards) and serious bombs can be placed in a paper bag that appears harmless.

        Today’s lesson is free, hope you can see that you would be a fool to open up a package that some deranged looney tosses over a fence. The robot is cheap insurance against someone getting hurt.

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        • abigchocoholic says:

          I said women. Your two website were male bombers. Again, you just made my case for me. You lose. .

          hope you can see that you would be a fool to open up a package that some deranged looney tosses over a fence.
          ———————–
          tossed over a fence is key. With one hand is key. Leaning out of a car is key. By a woman is key. The way the package landed was key. And the fact that the entire incident was on camera was key. No such bomb exists unless the woman was special ops level trained with access to c4.

          Next time pay attention to the details and you might not have to eat crow.

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  3. trebor86 says:

    I spoke to one of the PGE employees. Who reported that:

    1. The women did not speak to security officers, she yelled, including cursing, at them and they did not understand what she meant or wanted.

    2. She left and then returned repeatedly- she came by three times, throwing various objects including a case, not just a paper bag. Why would anyone risk their life to verify that the bag, on which was written “this is not a bomb”, was actually a true fact when September 11 is about a week away.

    3. The required response to an angry nutty/wife
    angry at her husband was very expensive and time consuming, to PGE employees and public security agencies.

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    • abigchocoholic says:

      You people crack me up. A woman drives by in a car, leans one arm out the window and throws a paper bag over a 6 ft. fence and your reaction is “it might be a bomb”? “We better call the bomb squad”? What kind of a bomb can can be thrown over a 6 ft. fence with one arm by a woman from inside a car? Answer: No such bomb exists.

      Use your common sense.

      How many female terrorist bombers have their been in the history of the United States? Answer: Zero.

      Use your common sense.

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      • Cicero says:

        Let’s not limit it to the US of A.
        Fanni Kaplan … killed Vladimir Lenin
        Violet Albina Gibson … killed Benito Mussolini
        Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme … tried to Kill Pres. Gerald Ford

        Gender is not a disqualification for violence.

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        • abigchocoholic says:

          You just made my case for me. I ask for bomb placing women in the history of the U.S. and none are given. Exactly. See my point?

          But you people keep on believing that the first one in the history of the U.S. showed up at the Diablo security kiosk and planted her bomb that was rolled up in a small paper bag by driving up to the security fence and leaning out of the car and tossing it over the fence with one arm.

          And next time your go to the grocery store and see that paper bag with something in it sitting in the parking lot or you go to the beach and see a paper bag with something in it next to a trash can, don’t forget to freak out and call the bomb squad because there’s one chance in a billion that it’s a bomb.

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  4. swmut says:

    Overkill? Probably…
    At the same time, this is a nuclear power plant not a 9-5 cubicle farm for an insurance agency. Prisons and power plants are not places for an upset wife to just toss a unmarked bag over a fence.

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    • abigchocoholic says:

      the nuclear power plant was 6 miles away. It tells you that right there in the article. So it basically was a 9-5 cubicle–with a roof. And it was in a paper bag—-get it—-size smaller than a paper bag?

      What about when the package hit the ground like a pillow? A new hi tech soft as a stack of shirts bomb? Suuuureeeeee.

      Or how about just walking up to it and looking in the bag? Too dangerous? Suuuurrreeeeee. Those bomb wielding in a paper bag genius terrorist ex house wives are pretty prevalent in these parts. Right up there with bigfoot.

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  5. abigchocoholic says:

    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,
    ———————-
    If you can’t distinguish a paper bag containing soft clothes from a bomb, are you really qualified to work at the front gate of a nuclear power plant?

    The rest of the story is that she spoke to gate personnel, identified herself and her ex spouse and also left a laptop and other articles for her ex husband. I mean get a clue. The power plant is 6 miles away from the gate. When’s the last time a woman has ever been a bomber in the U.S.? What, she was going to blow up some gate personell because she was mad at her ex? Those gate personnel were probably 1,000,000 times more likely to die in their cars on the way to work from a car accident then by a bomb at the front gate of their work.

    Just a precaution. You had to follow protocol, right? Sure. And you wonder why CA is broke sending out probably 20k worth of services and a bomb squad over stuff like this.

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  6. photocal says:

    Possibly the employee was logging too much overtime……. but not all at Diablo Canyon

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    • photocal says:

      Guess My comment did’nt go over well. Happens all the time, but most wives throw the cloths out the front door of their home for the neighbors tosee. Seldom over the fence where He works. Must get better press coverage this way.

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