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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pipeline problems and plant maintenance have slowed production of helium since May, affecting Oregon businesses.

Jim Ross, quality control manager at major Oregon helium distributor Norco, said that Norco’s supply is only half of what it was last year. Distributors like him have have cut the helium they’ll sell to party stores, putting medical and industrial needs first.

Helium won't last forever, Ross said. "There is just a finite amount of it, it is not something you can make. Once it is used, it’s gone."

Read more at OPB.

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