I assume you are implying that the environmental cleanup costs are linked to the properties the film plants are located on. So would the costs then be transferred to anyone who bought the plants, or would Kodak have to remediate before they could sell them? It might discourage Kodak from pulling a Forte, if the land is too polluted to be sold for other purposes. Can remediation take place while the plants are running (i.e. if they shut down production all at once would they suddenly get hit with a major cleanup bill, and thus be more inclined to phase facilities out gradually)?
That was one thing about the Forte plant closure I found odd; they say the property is worth more for the real estate value, but if anything I would expect environmental problems to be an even bigger issue in eastern Europe (unless lack of laws/enforcement means they can build subdivisions on top without cleaning it up).