Paris attacks suspect had documents about a nuclear base in his Brussels appartment

Atomic waste is stored at this centre

Paris attack, suspect, fingerprints, Brussels, flat, Salah Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam is seen in this undated file photo from French police

A chief suspect of the Paris attacks had stashed documents about a nuclear research base in his Brussels apartment, according to a source in an intelligence agency.

German newspapers are reporting that Salah Abdeslam had printed out information about the research centre from the internet. They also say that Abdeslam had photos of the centre's chairman in his flat.

A spokesman from the Juelich nuclear research base, where atomic waste is stored, has said there was no indication that the centre was in any danger at any point. They also revealed that that they had been in contact with the security authorities and nuclear regulators.

Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels last month, in connection with the November terror attacks in Paris which resulted in 130 fatalities.

Abdeslam's capture took palce just days before 30 people were killed in the Brussels explosions at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek station. 

The 26 year-old said he knew nothing about the Brussels terror plot, according to his lawyer. But reports suggest that the Brussels attacks were brought forward from their intended Easter date, to avoid being ousted by Abdeslam while he was being questioned.