Potash: E=MC2 …….? further insight into the Sirius Minerals plc proposal (York Potash Ltd) to mine Potash beneath the North York Moors National Park, by Vanda Inman. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What do York Potash intend to do with the void space? York Potash Ltd has no stated plans for using the void space. Time is running out. The [...]
Potash – some much under-publicised info, at last! Anglo-American chemistry graduate Misha Tadman explodes most of the oft-repeated PR myths underlying the highly contentious North York Moors National Park mining proposals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently I was present at a York Potash Public Meeting where a member of the public asked the question "What is ‘polyhalite’?" The reply [...]
The coalition’s encouragement of developers such as York Potash forms part of a neoliberal assault on the environment.
More interesting reading from the latest Issue of Private Eye under Rotten Boroughs: “MOOR THE MERRIER – Tricky conflict of interest situations for the planning committee of North York Moors national park authority as it considers plans for the world’s biggest potash mine. Mining company Sirius Minerals say locals will be happy to have the UK’s [...]
Jobs Yes – but not at any cost Diana Jeuda, secretary of Whitby Labour Party Potash Group writes: I am a local Whitby resident but I am not a regular reader of this website. Knowing I was going to write this article, I sat down and read the two potash threads. What impressed me was the [...]
York Potash Submit Plans For A Potash Mine Just Outside Whitby The North York Moors National Park Authority has received planning application documents from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine at Dove’s Nest Farm, to the south of Sneaton village, near Whitby. This is a major proposal for the [...]
An oblique view of current York Potash developments - by Vanda Inman “We may have some trouble with Ted Hawbaker...” The Bismarck Tribune newspaper (North Dakota) reported that a company that had been exploring the potential for potash mining in North Dakota was abandoning the project. Don Dickie, a senior geologist for Dakota Salts’ parent company, [...]
North York Moors Heather - August 2012 The North York Moors national park, where Sirius Minerals plans to sink a potash mine 'of low visual impact'. A mining company has revealed plans to sink a potash mine in the North York Moors national park, creating 1,000 jobs and generating £1.5bn a year. The mine [...]