The cover profile of Frank von Hippel by Kevin Cool was a fascinating read about the intersection between science and policy. However, I was perplexed  that I could not tell if von Hippel's grave concern about nuclear weapons and the reprocessing of plutonium extended to nuclear power generation (zero CO2). My brief read of the 1974 American Physical Society report mentioned in the article took a positive position on the safety of the actual production of electricity from nuclear power. 

As Dr. Kerry Emmanuel of MIT and others have stated, if you are serious about real CO2 reduction, you have to be real serious about promoting nuclear power generation of electricity.

Kerry H. Brown ’74
St. Petersburg, Fla.