The Compressed Gas Association (CGA), along with several industry associations and organisations, have called for the suspension of the impending sale of the Federal Helium Reserve System (FHR).
AdvaMed, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), joined forces with the CGA to send a letter to Dr. Lael Brainard, Director of the National Economic Council with concerns surrounding the sale.
In the joint letter, the parties said that the sale poses significant risks of disruption to the US helium supply chain. It also notes that the health care, semiconductor, defence, and aerospace industries could all be at risk.
The letter reads, “We urge the White House to intervene and delay the transfer of the FHR until the transfer of the facility can be done in a manner that maintains the safety of the facility and the reliability of the helium supply chain.”
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