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One of today's more weird stories. When one thinks of the world's nuclear powers one generally doesn't think of Kodak but it seems not only did the camera and film manufacturer have a nuclear reactor but it had weapons grade plutonium in it.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/14/kodak-facility-in-...

I suddenly have this image of a nuclear arms race between Kodak and Motorola.

Now that's a Kodak moment. Say cheese!



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1360 g of enriched uranium isn't nearly enough to make a bomb, especially with entry-level technology. (Little Boy contained 40 kg of U-235.)
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robigo wrote:
1360 g of enriched uranium isn't nearly enough to make a bomb, especially with entry-level technology. (Little Boy contained 40 kg of U-235.)


I know but the mental image is still funny. You just don't expect a company like Kodak to have a nuclear reactor.

Reminds me though of a story years ago. When Walt Disney went into negotiations with Florida to create Disney World in the 60s it created what was basically an autonomous zone. In effect Disney doesn't have to abide by many of Florida's state laws but can create it's own like building codes and even build itself a nuclear reactor.
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Hurray! I lived practically right under that as a kid growing up. My Dad still works for Kodak. I'll have to ask him about this.

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So, Saddam hid his weapons of mass destruction in Rochester? Well, at least we can stop looking in Iraq for them.

I was up there not long ago for a family wedding, great children's museum but take a good GPS because the highway interchanges are just a bit weird. Maybe it was the influence of the radiation.
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Laudwic wrote:
So, Saddam hid his weapons of mass destruction in Rochester? Well, at least we can stop looking in Iraq for them.

I was up there not long ago for a family wedding, great children's museum but take a good GPS because the highway interchanges are just a bit weird. Maybe it was the influence of the radiation.

Even having grown up there, finding your way around the Inner Loop area can be a hellish experience, almost on par with dealing with Boston's plate of spaghetti map. As far as I can tell it's a several part problem that stems from an angry congressman that made sure the Thruway went several miles south of the city (resulting in 390, 490 and 590 all trying to service the city), Kodak carving up the city into factory sized chunks, and just general poor planning.

But yeah, the Children's Museum of Play is pretty awesome. We always make a point of taking the kids there when visiting my parents.

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mrbeankc wrote:
One of today's more weird stories. When one thinks of the world's nuclear powers one generally doesn't think of Kodak but it seems not only did the camera and film manufacturer have a nuclear reactor but it had weapons grade plutonium in it.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/14/kodak-facility-in-...

I suddenly have this image of a nuclear arms race between Kodak and Motorola.

Now that's a Kodak moment. Say cheese!





Is this all there is to it, or is this a developing story?



Sorry...
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jrbentley wrote:
mrbeankc wrote:
One of today's more weird stories. When one thinks of the world's nuclear powers one generally doesn't think of Kodak but it seems not only did the camera and film manufacturer have a nuclear reactor but it had weapons grade plutonium in it.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/14/kodak-facility-in-...

I suddenly have this image of a nuclear arms race between Kodak and Motorola.

Now that's a Kodak moment. Say cheese!





Is this all there is to it, or is this a developing story?



Sorry...
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mrbeankc wrote:
robigo wrote:
1360 g of enriched uranium isn't nearly enough to make a bomb, especially with entry-level technology. (Little Boy contained 40 kg of U-235.)


I know but the mental image is still funny. You just don't expect a company like Kodak to have a nuclear reactor.

Reminds me though of a story years ago. When Walt Disney went into negotiations with Florida to create Disney World in the 60s it created what was basically an autonomous zone. In effect Disney doesn't have to abide by many of Florida's state laws but can create it's own like building codes and even build itself a nuclear reactor.


Los Disneys.
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mrbeankc wrote:
... a nuclear arms race between Kodak and Motorola ...

or Kodak and Fujifilm whistle
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Hurray! I lived practically right under that as a kid growing up. My Dad still works for Kodak. I'll have to ask him about this.



I knew you had a certain...glow...about you.
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A neutron flux multiplier? Great scott!

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