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Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman

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Charlotte, NC
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  environmental health, environmental issues, essay, charlotte, backyard gardening, local food, profiles, coal, antibiotics and hormones in food, organic food, coal ash, sustainability
Doesn't Cover: product launches, industrial agriculture
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One Man and a River - Charlotte Magazine - February 2010 - Charlotte, NC www.charlottemagazine.com

One Man and a River - Charlotte Magazine - February 2010 - Charlotte, NC

David Merryman, charged with protecting the Catawba River, has a big job in any year. But in 2010, all 182 pollutant-discharge permits-including one for two high-hazard coal ash ponds on Mountain Island Lake (also known as "our drinking water")-are up for renewal. It's time for the Riverkeeper to get to work By Chris Edwards David Merryman strains to see through a thin line of leafless trees along a worn wire fence, his legs stiff and straight in faded black knee-high waders. He's standing on a rocky berm alongside the railroad tracks near Old Dowd Road.