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K+S: planned high-speed railway will not affect potash mining in Werra region

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A participation forum held earlier this month in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, has concluded that the Fulda-Gerstungen rail project will not entail any restrictions for potash mining in the Werra region.

“This is great news for K+S and our employees,” explained Martin Ebeling, K+S Plant Manager at the Werra. According to the current plans of DB Netz AG, there will be no branch line near Hünfeld-Michelsrombach. Consequently, the new railroad route will not affect the planned Marbach mining field, which is of great importance for the future of potash mining in the Werra mining district.

The field extends from the southwestern edge of the current mining operations in the Eitratal valley in eastern Hesse in the direction of Fulda. K+S intends a long-term development of the field to continue producing potash fertilizers and other important mineral products for agriculture and industry. “The Marbach field opens up prospects for the Werra plant until 2060,” Ebeling said.

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