TERRORISM

Terror search in Belgium finds video linked to nuclear official

Greg Palkot reports from London

 

Belgian authorities say that searches in the wake of last year's deadly attacks in Paris have uncovered video linked to a person working in Belgium's nuclear industry.

The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Wednesday that an "investigation is actively ongoing."

Belgian media reported that several hours of video was filmed near the home of a man thought to be a senior official at the Mol nuclear waste facility in the Flanders region. The house of the unidentified man was apparently filmed from a nearby wood.

Prosecutors declined to confirm that information or provide details.

Security services have long feared that extremists might get their hands on radioactive material.

It comes as a cloud hangs over some Belgium's nuclear plants after a number of unplanned shutdowns.