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Potash Mine, Fishing Row

Plans for a huge potash mine have cleared their first planning hurdle. The mine, which will produce minerals to make fertilizer, will be on the North York Moors.

Plans for what could be the world's largest potash mine have cleared their first planning hurdle. The mineral produced there will be used to make fertilizer. But the huge site will be on the North York Moors. The plans have been approved by the local council, but will now go before the Moors authority. If approved the mine will create up to a thousand jobs in an economically deprived area. But many say it will ruin an area of outstanding beauty.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Sally Challoner.

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