Do Not Risk Our Jobs, Health, and Science by Diminishing the US Helium Supply for the Closure of Federal Helium Reserve!
More from the Bureau of Land Management: Helium Program FAQs
We are facing a serious loss of the availability of helium, which is vital for high tech industry, medical treatment using MRI scanning, and many advanced research instruments. At hand is the pending closure of the Federal Helium Reserve, under stewardship of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which accounts for 42% of the US crude Helium supply and 1/3 for the world’s. Unless it is reauthorized, the federal government’s helium program is set to expire in October 7, 2013. The limited availability of helium will impact American jobs, particularly in high-tech manufacturing. Hospitals might be forced to reduce MRI services, risking the health of American. Research activities will be impacted. We request immediate actions of the Government, Congress, and Senate to avoid the shut down.
One thing for sure: We can’t make any more of it. Otoh, the average tea party congress-shill probably thinks you can synthesize helium from coal tar or something.