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Belgium fears its nuclear plants may be vulnerable

Alissa J Rubin & Milan Schreuer 

As a dragnet aimed at Islamic State operatives spiralled across Brussels and into at least five European countries on Friday, the authorities were also focusing on a narrower but increasingly alarming threat: the vulnerability of Belgium's nuclear installations. The investigation into this week's deadly attacks in Brussels has prompted worries that the Islamic State is seeking to attack, infiltrate or sabotage nuclear installations or obtain nuclear or radioactive material. This is especially worrying in a country with a history of security lapses at its nuclear facilities, a weak ...

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First Published: Sat, March 26 2016. 21:43 IST