Safety and security are the “overriding and enduring priorities” of the nuclear power industry and plant operators “need to anticipate new safety concerns”, such as terrorism and cyber security, EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz said at a conference in London today. In his opening address to the Nuclear Safety Symposium, which the utility hosted together with the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), de Rivaz said the “digital revolution has changed the way that people talk to each other, which impacts openness and transparency”.
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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam researched a German nuclear site and had documents about it in his apartment, adding to fears that Islamic State (Isis) plans to obtain radioactive material for a ‘dirty bomb’. Print-outs of online articles on nuclear research centre Juelich – located just off the Belgian border – and a photo of its chairman Wolfgang Marquardt were reportedly retrieved by police at a flat in the infamous Molenbeek district of Brussels, where the 26-year-old Abdeslam lived and was arrested in March.
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German media reports said documents about a nuclear research centre near the Belgian border had been found at Salah Abdeslam’s flat in Molenbeek.
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Germany’s domestic intelligence agency denied on Thursday its head had told German lawmakers a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about the Juelich German nuclear research centre.
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