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Giant helium reserve found in the East African Rift Valley

Underneath the iconic, East African terrain, lay huge volumes of helium.   Photograph by A. Tibaldi
Huge volumes of helium are trapped underneath the iconic, East African Rift terrain.
Photograph by A. Tibaldi

Reseachers uncovered a mammoth helium gas field, in the Tanzanian East African Rift, which they say could help address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital element.

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