Eastman Kodak faces a new hurdle in its attempt to climb out of bankruptcy

As it prepares to emerge from bankruptcy, Eastman Kodak is still wrestling with its legacy as an industrial polluter.

Federal and state officials have filed a dozen claims for past environmental damage against the Rochester company, including demands for up to $10 million to address toxic silver contamination of sediments in the Genesee River.

At the same time, Kodak is negotiating with a state agency to create an environmental trust that would become responsible for ongoing and future cleanup of historic contamination at Eastman Business Park.

Kodak would endow the fund with $49 million then wash its hands of future liability.