15 Ton Fatberg Removed from London Sewer

August/13/2013 5:42AM
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Here’s an environmental problem I can buy into.

If these exist in the UK they must exist here in our largest cities. What can cause something like this and what does it look like when it’s removed? Why are the rats not doing their jobs?

British food is not the best. I’ve spent enough time there to know that it’s a great vacation for weight loss. Does bad food cause fatbergs?

We really need to get to the bottom of this. Before mayors Bloomberg and Emanuel figure this out. They may ban every product found in the fatberg to prevent environmental disasters like this in New York City or Chicago.

Is Climate Change causing fatbergs? It’s melting icebergs. Is obesity responsible? Is the socialized medicine program in the UK responsible?

Where are all the scientists on this problem?

Here’s the story:

A 15-ton massive blob of food fat and baby wipes, dubbed Britain’s largest-ever “fatberg,” has been removed from a London sewer, local water authorities said Tuesday.

The utility company Thames Water spent three weeks working to remove the fatberg, which was about the size of a bus. The giant mass was discovered after nearby residents reported issues with flushing their toilets, Thames Water said in a statement.

“While we’ve removed greater volumes of fat from under central London in the past, we’ve never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before,” Gordon Hailwood, Thames Water’s waste contracts supervisor, said in the statement.

He also said that the blob of fat was so big that it damaged the sewers. Repairs, which began Monday, will take up to six weeks, according to the statement.

Well, I’ve taken it upon myself to investigate this problem. I was able to get classified photographs of the fatberg before, during, and after the blasting from the high pressure hoses. After all the pictures were reviewed, I found one that showed the source of the problem. No surprise. Scroll down:







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