Kodak Used to Have a Nuclear Reactor Upstate

Kodak World Headquarters stands January 19, 2011 in Rochester, New York. Kodak, once the powerhouse in photography,  filed  for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
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Most people in Rochester, including local authorities, had no idea that Kodak kept 3.5 pounds of highly enriched uranium in an underground bunker for research until quietly getting rid of the potentially dangerous material in 2007. The device was about the size of a refrigerator and "looked vaguely like Robby the Robot from a 1950s science fiction movie." Cute?