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Biggest Fatberg yet Clogs up a London Sewer

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I cannot imagine the size of this fatberg , it weighed as much as three double decker buses

And the contents are enough to turn anyones stomach, this being congealed fat and grease from kitchen drains as well as wet wipes, nappies and cotton buds and other unmentionables

It only took 11 days to clear !!!

Talk about heroes , the engineers should be given a medal for clearing this , as well as a tetenus injection !!!

The question is who is pouring all that fat down the sink , surely everyone knows not to ?

www.standard.co.uk/news/london/fatberg-abbey-mills-thames-water-removal-sewer-b1156833.html

telmel
a week ago
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martinlufc5637

Why do you find all the weird stories lol takeaway shops are to blame, pouring fat down the grates , one of my first jobs was working in the sewer's, I've seen these fatbergs, not as big as that though , it's hard long work clearing them

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telmel

martinlufc5637 You deserve a medal for that M, and yes i can believe the takeaways are mostly to blame , they should have containers to dispose of the old oil etc

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martinlufc5637

telmel we could trace the issue to the shops but proving it was them was difficult, they were extremely difficult to remove

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telmel

martinlufc5637 I would say this type of disposal is a scandal like the water companies dumping in rivers and polluting them , again difficult to prove who it is and if proven they just say it was overflow

This causes just as much damage and cost to taxpayers and can be a potential health hazard blocking our drains

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Animons

martinlufc5637 how do you even go about removing stuff like this? Do you have to cut off small size chunks and remove those bit by bit

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martinlufc5637

Animons we used our hands and shovels

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MelissaLee1

martinlufc5637 Kudos and Brownie points.

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jam45

telmel I agree 100%

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Animons

martinlufc5637 where does the removed fatberg get transported to once removed from the sewer?

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martinlufc5637

Animons they go to treatment centres, and some just float's down the sewer, it's not just grease, it's a massive of everything like it's nappies, wipes sanitary towels ect..

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jdible

It's mostly the takeaways and hotels god knows why some people flash things down which they are not ment to like you say nappies cotton buds and other stuff once a landlord kept getting calls from his tenants about a blocked drain each time he sent someone around to fix it it was full of used tampons and towels and condoms he asked them to put them in the bin to get rid of them but they still carried on flushing them down the loo blocking the drains every few weeks in the end he got them out

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telmel

jdible Some people are just short of a brain cells J or just don't care

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MelissaLee1

Yes we are very naughty here in the city.Maybe it should be on the work experience programme so we are all given a reminder lol.

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telmel

MelissaLee1 I bet they would rather join the army than face a fatberg M

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MelissaLee1

telmel I face one everyday lol. Image

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telmel

MelissaLee1 Its all those burgers that cause the fatbergers M 😉

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Gromit22

It’s yet another thing, people need education on, as the more you read of these types of articles, you realise there’s either a serious education gap or some people are just idiots. I can’t imagine the workers were paid enough for sorting that out.

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telmel

Gromit22 It must be a grisly job G and kudos to M for doing this

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JLouM

Maybe we could give this task to the criminals as punishment rather than litterpicking or as well as!

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telmel

JLouM Imagine J, they would be screaming human rights

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jam45

JLouM No, no, no. This is a proper hard labour type of job. Can you vision a convict doing it?

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JLouM

jam45 Depends on the convict. It was just a thought.

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EmmaWright762

People pour fat down the sink because it saves them time, money and the alternatives are not simple enough for them. The department which employ people to clear these fatbergs know that it is easier and cheaper to clear them themselves rather than enforce compliance from the public.

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Pfs

Some put tampons down and wet wipes then the water companies just let it go let go

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