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The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee is looking at a bill that would require approval from a county commission and a regional water resource board before any disposal site for out of state nuclear waste is located in a North Dakota county.

Interest in potash? Or in uranium?

Sep 29, 2014

Several years ago, there was a lot of interest in potash deposits in north central North Dakota.

Potash is a popular agricultural fertilizer.

At the time, the interest was driven by price.

"For about 25 years or so, it had been about $100 a ton," said state geologist Ed Murphy. "Then it jumped up to about $1000."

Murphy says that happened in 2007. But he says the 2008 recession caused the price to drop – where it’s now about $300 per ton. Murphy says it appears the interest isn’t as high now. But he says that could change.