Report: Belgian Nuclear Plant Evacuated Following Brussels Blasts

The aftermath of explosions in Brussels Tuesday / Ralph Usbeck via AP


A Belgian nuclear plant close to the Belgium’s border with Germany was reportedly evacuated Tuesday following terror attacks in Brussels.

The Belga news agency first reported the development, which occurred hours after a series of blasts rocked the Belgian capital Tuesday morning. At least 31 people were killed in the explosions, according to ABC News, and dozens more injured.

Two explosions occurred at the departure hall of Brussels Airport located in Zaventem, killing at least 11 individuals. Another blast at the Maelbeek subway station killed at least 15 people.

The terror attacks came just days after Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the November terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was captured alive in Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels.

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Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Morgan worked as a staff writer at Red Alert Politics. She also served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow on the editorial page at USA TODAY from 2013-14. Morgan graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a B.A. in English and Mathematics. Her Twitter handle is @mchalfant16.

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