I shook my head in disbelief when I read your Aug. 22 story about the hail-suppression method (shooting off cannons) at the Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Miss. ("Nissan's booming, neighbors fuming.")
Nissan should have hired a drumbeater instead. Drumbeating would be far less expensive, just as effective and less annoying to Nissan's neighbors.
The comments by Harold Brooks, research meteorologist at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's lab in Norman, Okla., put Nissan's bad suppression efforts in proper perspective. I admired the tact and restraint in Brooks' reply.
I hope Nissan continues to use accepted and proven engineering techniques and practices in its vehicle assembly.