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2017-09-12 19:59:30 UTC
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer



Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.

Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."

Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.

"This fatberg is up there with the biggest we've ever seen," said Thames
Water's head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer, in a statement. "It's a total
monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it's set
hard."

Work on the disgusting mass, which is below the streets of London's historic
Whitechapel area, started this week. An eight-strong team of workers are
using high-powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out
of the sewer with tankers, according to Thames Water.

The team is removing an average of 22 to 33 tons per shift, working from 8
am to 5 pm seven days a week.
Inspections by CCTV showed that the sewer, which is 47 inches high and 27.6
inches wide is blocked by the fatberg. The mass is 11.5 feet below street
level.

"When it comes to preventing fatbergs, everyone has a role to play," said
Rimmer, in the company's statement. "Yes a lot of the fat comes from food
outlets but the wipes and sanitary items are far more likely to be from
domestic properties. The sewers are not an abyss for household rubbish and
our message to everyone is clear - please 'Bin it - don't block it'."
The Todal
2017-09-12 22:10:53 UTC
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer
Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.
Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."
Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
"This fatberg is up there with the biggest we've ever seen," said Thames
Water's head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer, in a statement. "It's a total
monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it's set
hard."
Work on the disgusting mass, which is below the streets of London's historic
Whitechapel area, started this week. An eight-strong team of workers are
using high-powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out
of the sewer with tankers, according to Thames Water.
The team is removing an average of 22 to 33 tons per shift, working from 8
am to 5 pm seven days a week.
Inspections by CCTV showed that the sewer, which is 47 inches high and 27.6
inches wide is blocked by the fatberg. The mass is 11.5 feet below street
level.
"When it comes to preventing fatbergs, everyone has a role to play," said
Rimmer, in the company's statement. "Yes a lot of the fat comes from food
outlets but the wipes and sanitary items are far more likely to be from
domestic properties. The sewers are not an abyss for household rubbish and
our message to everyone is clear - please 'Bin it - don't block it'."
The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.

The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees.
Pee, pooh and (toilet) paper. Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe
toilet tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.

Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Ed Pawlowski
2017-09-12 23:02:24 UTC
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Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
Work on the disgusting mass, which is below the streets of London's historic
Whitechapel area, started this week. An eight-strong team of workers are
using high-powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out
The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.
The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees.
Pee, pooh and (toilet) paper.  Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe
toilet tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.
Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Most people have no idea how a sewer works. You put something in the
toilet, pull the handle, it is gone. They do not know and do not care
what else happens. Flush, gone, done. Nothing else to know or care
about. Maybe they should add a stupidity tax to the water/sewer bill.
Taxed and Spent
2017-09-12 23:08:15 UTC
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Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
Work on the disgusting mass, which is below the streets of London's historic
Whitechapel area, started this week. An eight-strong team of workers are
using high-powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out
The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.
The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees.
Pee, pooh and (toilet) paper.  Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe
toilet tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.
Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Most people have no idea how a sewer works. You put something in the
toilet, pull the handle, it is gone. They do not know and do not care
what else happens. Flush, gone, done. Nothing else to know or care
about. Maybe they should add a stupidity tax to the water/sewer bill.
When we were kids, we had a guy next door who joined a religion that
told them to keep a year's worth of food on hand. They had some god
awful stuff, along with wheat to be milled at home, etc. This guy had a
container of some sort of soy powder or something that he wanted to toss
out. So instead of putting it in the trash, he dumps all the powder
into the sink and washed it down. He ended up with a blockage like
concrete. My brother and I couldn't snake it out, so we ended up just
flushing a lot of water and having it come back at us little by little.
We finally got it cleared, but what a mess (which we left for him to
clean up). A couple of kids, one a pre-teen, had to bail out this
"adult". What a dope.
Byker
2017-09-12 23:06:06 UTC
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer
Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.
Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."
Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
Time to get out the tunnel-boring machine...
Taxed and Spent
2017-09-12 23:09:09 UTC
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer
Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.
Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."
Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
Time to get out the tunnel-boring machine...
Where are those undiscovered WWII blockbusters when you need them?
BurfordTJustice
2017-09-13 10:00:48 UTC
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LOL!!
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer
Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.
Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."
Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
Time to get out the tunnel-boring machine...
Incubus
2017-09-13 08:12:39 UTC
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The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.
The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees.
Pee, pooh and (toilet) paper.  Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe
toilet tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.
What about vomit, catarrh, phlegm, semen, blood (menstrual or
otherwise), Coca Cola and vinegar? It seems if we're being given an
exclusive list, it is in fact rather restrictive.
Post by The Todal
Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Which bin should vomit, catarrh, phlegm, semen, blood (menstrual or
otherwise), Coca Cola and vinegar go into?
The Todal
2017-09-13 12:23:25 UTC
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The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.
The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees.
Pee, pooh and (toilet) paper.  Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe
toilet tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.
What about vomit, catarrh, phlegm, semen, blood (menstrual or
otherwise), Coca Cola and vinegar?  It seems if we're being given an
exclusive list, it is in fact rather restrictive.
You should have been an LBC presenter. Your questions are valid, even if
the answers are self-evident.
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Post by The Todal
Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Which bin should vomit, catarrh, phlegm, semen, blood (menstrual or
otherwise), Coca Cola and vinegar go into?
BurfordTJustice
2017-09-13 10:02:34 UTC
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Thus there should only be one bin...put all your garbage in it
and it gets hauled away.
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Disgusting 'fatberg' longer than two soccer fields clogs London sewer
Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called "fatberg" of diapers, fat and oil
that is clogging up a sewer in London.
Thames Water, which has started a three-week "sewer war" against the
monster, says that it is "a rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies [diapers],
fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses."
Some 820 feet long, the fatberg is blocking a Victorian stretch of sewer
more than twice the length of two soccer fields.
"This fatberg is up there with the biggest we've ever seen," said Thames
Water's head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer, in a statement. "It's a total
monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it's set
hard."
Work on the disgusting mass, which is below the streets of London's historic
Whitechapel area, started this week. An eight-strong team of workers are
using high-powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out
of the sewer with tankers, according to Thames Water.
The team is removing an average of 22 to 33 tons per shift, working from 8
am to 5 pm seven days a week.
Inspections by CCTV showed that the sewer, which is 47 inches high and 27.6
inches wide is blocked by the fatberg. The mass is 11.5 feet below street
level.
"When it comes to preventing fatbergs, everyone has a role to play," said
Rimmer, in the company's statement. "Yes a lot of the fat comes from food
outlets but the wipes and sanitary items are far more likely to be from
domestic properties. The sewers are not an abyss for household rubbish and
our message to everyone is clear - please 'Bin it - don't block it'."
The Thames Water representative gave a useful interview to the LBC
presenter today.
The only things that should be put down a toilet are the Three Pees. Pee,
pooh and (toilet) paper. Not kitchen wipes, not even wet-wipe toilet
tissues and obviously not cotton buds or tampons.
Why do do many people put unsuitable stuff down the toilet? Possibly
because they aren't sure which refuse bin it ought to go in?
Basil Jet
2017-09-13 01:51:20 UTC
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God forbid that there should be anything disgusting in a sewer.
Custos Custodum
2017-09-13 10:25:31 UTC
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Post by Basil Jet
God forbid that there should be anything disgusting in a sewer.

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