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Are we running out of helium?

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Moses Chan is leading a national effort to update U.S. policy for managing a looming helium shortage crisis that would seriously affect a range of activities, from the frontiers of scientific research to birthday parties.
Are we running out of helium?

Moses Chan, Evan Pugh Professor, testifying before U.S. senate committee.

Helium is a precious resource vital for science, technology and national security. Last year, in his testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Moses Chan discussed the conclusions of a National Academies of Science report that he co-authored in 2010, arguing that the current law’s requirement that the Bureau of Land Management sell-off nearly all the Federal Helium Reserve by 2015 could pose a threat to the availability of this resource for future U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium. He continues to be at the forefront of a national effort aimed at updating U.S. policy helium management.