The Straits Times
Published on Oct 11, 2012

Greenpeace activists break into Swedish nuclear plant


STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Two Greenpeace activists who broke into a Swedish nuclear plant managed to remain undetected for 38 hours before leaving the site voluntarily, the environmental group said Wednesday.

The pair were part of more than 60 activists who on Tuesday morning entered two of Sweden's three nuclear plants to highlight security weaknesses and concerns over the safety of the decades-old facilities.

"Our two activists left by themselves to be on the evening TV news. They were never found," Greenpeace Sweden spokesman Daniel Bengtsson said.

"It's really surprising that they were able to stay hidden for so long. We thought we'd stay for 24 hours, and it's been 38 hours."