Don’t Take Helium Shortage Lightly

You know about the fiscal cliff, but have you heard of the helium cliff?

On Oct. 7, the government’s Federal Helium Reserve, which contains one-third of the world’s helium supply, will no longer be allowed to sell helium to private industrial and scientific users. Without congressional action, the resulting helium shortage would threaten to disrupt certain manufacturing, research and health care operations across the U.S., all of which depend on helium.

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