GAO: helium program future up in the air

Tuesday - 5/18/2010, 9:31am EDT

Anu Mittal, director, Natural Resources and Environment Issues, GAO

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Did you know that the federal government owns helium? The Department of the Interior bought over 30 billion cubic feet of crude helium in the 1960s and 70s for conservation purposes, but the future of the helium program is now in question. Anu Mittal, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, brings us details on a recently conducted study on this topic.