Potash of Gold

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Nearly one mile underground beneath the North Sea are vast supplies of potash and polyhalite waiting to be dug up and turned into valuable fertiliser. There's just one snag: the planned new mine would be in the North York Moors National Park, where such developments are normally prohibited. Locals are taking sides for and against, as Peter Day reports.
Producer: Mike Wendling.

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30 minutes

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Sun 28 Apr 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme

Chris France

head of planning, North York Moors National Park

 

Chris Fraser

managing director and chief executive officer, Sirius Minerals

 

Chris Hadley

owner, Hadley’s Fish Restaurant

 

Jim Dillon

chief executive, Scarborough Borough Council

 

Tom Chadwick

chairman, North York Moors Association

 

Carl Allen

potash mining manager, Boulby Mine

 

Julie Borrowdale

chief finance officer, Cleveland Potash

 

Michel Prud’homme

director of production and international trade service, International Fertilizer Association

 

 

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