Belgian Cops Uncover Surveillance Tape Of Nuclear Worker During Paris Terror Investigation

There's no way to make this good news.

Belgian police have uncovered an approximately 10-hour long surveillance video in the possession of a suspect in the Paris terror attacks that shows surveillance of a Belgian nuclear sector worker, authorities say:

The 10-hours-long video, discovered during a raid linked to the attacks, showed the exterior of a house, which investigators eventually discovered was the home of a man working in Belgium's "nuclear world," said Thierry Werts, a spokesman of the prosecutor's office. He said a surveillance camera had been installed in front of the man's home, but declined to give more information on the man's identity and profession.

"There is no element that says that this was to perpetrate an attack," said Mr. Werts.

Right, Mr. Werts, good point. Maybe it was just their really weird version of The Truman Show. No reason to think that terrorists spying on a nuclear industry employee has any nefarious purpose, right? 


A Belgian newspaper reports the man was a top official at the Belgian Nuclear Research Center, which conducts research into "peaceful" applications of nuclear radioactivity. 

More from the newswire: 

Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, known as FANC, stepped up security at all of the country's nuclear facilities--nuclear-energy plants and industrial sites using radioactive materials--in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

One would hope so. Radioactive material is the key ingredient in a "dirty bomb," something our own intelligence community has long warned could be the next big step in terror. Even if the radioactive material was originally for "peaceful" applications.