Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fatberg the Size of a House Removed from London Sewer

From Sputnik:
A huge fatberg, almost twice the weight of a space shuttle, has finally been dislodged from a London sewer; Thames Water is taking the opportunity to warn Londoners against tipping grease down the sink and objects such as underwear down the toilet.
A huge "fatberg" which blocked a London sewer for months was finally uprooted on Friday after a nine-week effort by engineers.

The 130-ton mass of congealed fat, oil, wet wipes and other sanitary products had been lodged in a meter-high sewer, four meters below the Whitechapel Road in east London. In the end, workers were forced to use shovels to remove the offensive mountain of waste.

"The good news is it has helped Thames Water and other water companies around the world get the message across that cooking fat, oils and grease should never go down the plughole. As you have seen, when combined with wet wipes, sanitary products, underwear, nappies, and anything else that shouldn't be flushed, we're faced with having to clear out these giant, rock-hard fatbergs," Thames Water waste network manager, Alex Saunders, said....MORE, including nasty pics