On Oct. 7th Powertech Uranium Mining water permit hearing begins at the Ramkota in Rapid City. Powertech is seeking 551 gallons of water per minute from the Madison Aquifer and 8,500 gallons of water per minute from the Inyan Kara Formation totaling 13 million gallons of water PER DAY for 20 years to mine the toxic yellow-cake in the Southern Black Hills. Rapid City’s 2012 water usage only came to 11.35 million gallons per day according to City of Rapid City Water Division’s report. In other words, Powertech would use more water per day then one small city. Unbelievable that South Dakota is even thinking of committing water suicide with this one!