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Potash of Gold

Duration:
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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