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'Fatbergs' choking London sewers to be used for energy

Technology / Gadgets : CNET: The Cheapskate

London sewer flusher Danny Brackley shovels out a fatberg under Leicester Square. (Credit: Thames Water) It sounds like a monster from a Victorian penny dreadful: a revolting, stinking mass of gelatinous glop lurks under the streets...

London Water Officials Battle Massive Fatberg The Length Of A 747 Blocking The Sewer

Lifestyle / Shopping : The Consumerist

If you aren’t a believer in the power of the fatberg, perhaps this recent find will strike fear into your toilet’s heart: London water officials had to fight a fatberg made from wet wipes, fatty masses and other debris the length of...

FATBERG! 15-Ton 'Lump Of Lard' Removed From London Sewer

News : The Two-Way

It's the largest congealed lump of wet wipes and food fat ever found in the city's sewer system. Workers spent about three weeks working to hack it up and haul the pieces away. If they hadn't, raw sewage might have started spurting ...

What Makes A Fatberg

Society & Culture : The Awl

by Alex Balk "Last week, officials at Thames Water removed a 30,000-pound lump of lard from a trunk line sewer beneath the London suburb of Kingston. It was the fattest fatberg ever recovered from the London sewers, and by extension...

Monster "fatberg" found in east London sewer

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest "fatbergs" ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer.

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