Kodak may be going under, but apparently they could have started their own nuclear war if they wanted, just six years ago. Down in a basement in Rochester, NY, they had a nuclear reactor loaded with 3.5 pounds of enriched uranium—the same kind they use in atomic warheads.
But why did Kodak have a hidden nuclear reactor loaded with weapons-grade uranium? And how did they get permission to own it, let alone install it in a basement in the middle of a densely populated city?
Nobody really knows.
The reactor was a “Californium Neutron Flux multiplier.”
Mom, can I have one for my birthday? Can I? Please?
I’ve always wanted glowing, sparkly prose. Now I know how I want to power the writing bunker.