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Potash of Gold

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 25 April 2013

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.

  • 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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