Letter David Lowry: I was due to be in Brussels yesterday for a meeting at the European Parliament. Those attending were advised to use the Maelbeek metro station. In the end I was unable to attend. I was at a meeting with a similar group of people in London on July 7 2005, just round the corner from where the bus was blown up. Both meetings were dealing with nuclear terrorism. I fear a future terrorist spectacular will involve radioactive material, or an attack on a nuclear power plant. Unfortunately, many politicians and governments have put their heads in the sand. They need to take them out very quickly.
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Hours after bombs tore through Belgium’s international airport and a subway station in central Brussels, the government asked the operator of one of the country’s nuclear energy plants to evacuate most staff. ENGIE, the French electric company that runs the Tihange nuclear plant about 50 miles southeast of Brussels, confirmed that all non-essential staff had left the facility. There was no indication Belgian authorities had received information about any direct threat to the facility, and there was no word of evacuations at the country’s other nuclear power plant or research facilities, but earlier this year police did learn that ISIS seems interested in breaching Belgium’s nuclear security.
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Security has been stepped at nuclear power plants around Belgium amid fears they could be the next target after the Brussels atrocity. The alert came after secret footage of a senior Belgian nuclear official was discovered in the Belgian flat of one of the suspects linked to the Paris terror attacks. It is understood to have contained dozens of hours of covert footage of an unnamed director of the Belgian nuclear research and development programme. Reports in Belgium said surveillance was now being stepped up “with added security measures” including vehicles being checked by police and the army.
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