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Officials reportedly have concerns over security at Belgian nuclear plants

Concerns of terrorists infiltrating nuclear power plants have sprung up after Brussels explosions

FoxNews.com reporting: Belgian authorities’ initiated investigation into Monday’s suicide bombings at a Brussels airport and a Metro station is rumored to uncover ISIS plot to obtain nuclear material and, also, springs up concerns about security at Belgium’s nuclear facilities.

Belgium’s nuclear agency made a public statement Friday about its withdrawal of the entry badges of certain staff members and denial of access to other people recently because of the concerns that the next attack could take place at one of the facilities. Employees were sent home hours after the attacks in Brussels.

What’s more disturbing is this week’s uncovering that two of the suicide bombers in the Brussels attacks, Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, had a video of the home of a senior official at the Mol nuclear waste facility in the Flanders region.

But Belgian authorities are not the only side concerned about this. British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon expressed his fears about ISIS getting its hands on a nuclear weapon. When asked, Fallon said that “was a new and emerging threat,” according to the New York Times.

Belgium has both low and high enriched uranium. Officials in the nuclear field told the Times that the discovery of surveillance footage of a top nuclear official has sparked concerns that a terror group could kidnap a nuclear scientist and force them to help them obtain nuclear materials.

The terrorists’ goal is not yet clear, but there is a potential threat of a nuclear explosion on the European soil. If successful in their plans, the terrorists will have killed millions of people.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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