Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable

March 26, 2016 1:21 AM

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Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable

Some of these are relatively minor: The Belgiun nuclear agency’s computer system was hacked this year and shut down briefly. In 2013, two individuals managed to scale the fence at Belgium’s research reactor in the city of Mol, break into a laboratory and steal equipment.

Back in 2012, two employees at the nuclear plant in Doel quit to join jihadists fighting in Syria, and eventually transferred their allegiances to the Islamic State. Both men fought in a brigade that counted dozens of Belgians in its ranks, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud, considered the architect of t...

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