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Re: Trumps Economy - US Running Out Of Helium

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Here's what the engineer said from Matheson gas.... Helium can be easily retrieved from the atmosphere by fractional distillation. It leaks up into the atmosphere from the radioactive core of the Earth and forms naturally from solar radiation in the upper atmosphere, keeping atmospheric concentration high enough.
We get gasses like Argon and Neon the same way all the time. There is no helium crisis and there will never be a shortage in the next billion years.

The situation where Helium is much cheaper than Neon may end but there will always be plenty for industrial and science uses, even if balloons get more expensive.

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   Well, other than the sanctions that Donald has decided to place on Qatar, and the empty pit in TX, which is the National Reserve) and a pit in WY....some will have to decide which is more important, party balloons or your MRI.   

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Yes we are running out. Everyone uses products of the many industries that require helium, and there is no way to cheaply make more.

 

Many people do not realize that helium is a non-renewable resource. It is made on earth via nuclear decay of uranium, and it is recovered from mines. Once it is released into the atmosphere it becomes uneconomical to recapture it, and eventually atmospheric helium will escape earth altogether because it is so light. This is an issue that many people outside the industries that use helium are unaware of, but one that will eventually affect them nonetheless.

 

The first linked article nicely summarizes why this  has become a pressing concern in recent years.

 

Source - https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/01/01/why-we-are-running-out-of-helium-and-what-we-can-do-ab...

 

 

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