Nuclear Free


To the Editors of the Crimson:

Contrary to what President Derek Bok asserts, the Nuclear Free Cambridge Act would not limit arms control research. Nor would it limit any other research except that directed towards development of nuclear weapons. This is clearly stated in Sec. 6 "exclusions". "Nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit or regulate the following... 3) basic research, the primary purpose of which is not to work towards the development of nuclear weapons."

It is important that the voters of Cambridge be able to decide on the NFC Act with an accurate picture of its implications. Since Bok's misstatement has been prominently reported, and your reporter has not caught the error, I hope you will set the record straight. Martha A. Field   Professor of Law