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Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve

Selling the Nation's Helium Reserve (Paperback)

By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Materials Advisory Board, National
By Board on Physics and Astronomy
By Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve

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Helium has long been the subject of public policy deliberation and management, largely because of its many strategic uses and its unusual source-it is a derived product of natural gas and its market has several anomalous characteristics. Shortly after sources of helium were disco...vered at the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government recognized helium's potential importance to the nation's interests and placed its production and availability under strict governmental control. In the 1960s, helium's strategic value in cold war efforts was reflected in policies that resulted in the accumulation of a large reserve of helium owned by the federal government. The latest manifestation of public policy is expressed in the Helium Privatization Act of 1996 (1996 12 Act), which directs that substantially all of the helium accumulated as a result of those earlier policies be sold off by 2015 at prices sufficient to repay the federal government for its outlays associated with the helium program. The present volume assesses whether the interests of the United States have been well served by the 1996 Act and, in particular, whether selling off the helium reserve has had any adverse effect on U.S. scientific, technical, biomedical, and national security users of helium.
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ISBN 9780309149792
Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780309149792
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Jun 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Materials Advisory Board, National
By Board on Physics and Astronomy
By Committee on Understanding the Impact of Selling the Helium Reserve
Category Central Government Policies
Energy Industries & Utilities
Number of Pages 156
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 333.859710973
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Helium - Government policy - United States, Helium - Economic aspects - United States, Helium - United States - Marketing
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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