Potash of Gold
Peter Day reports on controversial plans to dig for polyhalite, a type of potash that can be made into valuable fertiliser, underneath the North York Moors National Park.
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
head of planning, North York Moors National Park
managing director and chief executive officer, Sirius Minerals
owner, Hadley’s Fish Restaurant
chief executive, Scarborough Borough Council
chairman, North York Moors Association
potash mining manager, Boulby Mine
chief finance officer, Cleveland Potash
director of production and international trade service, International Fertilizer Association