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Do Not Feed the Fatberg..!!
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A mass of hardened fat, oil, baby wipes -- and who knows what else -- that's longer than six double-decker buses was discovered blocking a sewer in a popular southwestern English resort town.

The revolting 210-foot fat mass – also known as a “fatberg” – was discovered in the drains in the coastal town of Sidmouth.


Andrew Roantree of South West Water said it will take workers around eight weeks to dissect, cut up and remove “this monster.” He urged the public not to “feed the fatberg” by pouring grease down the drain or flushing baby wipes down the toilet.


“It is the largest discovered in our service history and it will take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions,” he said. “Thankfully it has been identified in good time with no risk to bathing waters.”

The fatberg is blocking a sewer in the southwestern English town of Sidmouth and will take a sewer team around eight weeks to dissect and dispose of the obstruction. (South West Water via AP)
The fatberg is blocking a sewer in the southwestern English town of Sidmouth and will take a sewer team around eight weeks to dissect and dispose of the obstruction. (South West Water via AP)
He added: “If you keep just one new year’s resolution this year, let it be to not pour fats, oil or grease down the drain or flush wet-wipes down the loo. Put your pipes on a diet and don’t feed the fatberg.”

Film at 11.... Shame on you
JadeRose Offline
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....aka...."The Drafter"






DrafterX Offline
#3 Posted:
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That's not very nice... Not talking
dstieger Online
#4 Posted:
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Recurring problem?
Heard a story about same thing on a Canadian radio show (As it Happens, maybe?) about a year ago....was hard to get details because the hosts kept laughing thru the interview
victor809 Offline
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Saw this story a long time ago as well. Don't think this one is a new one (same "double-decker bus" measurement as well)
victor809 Offline
#6 Posted:
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In fact... I wouldn't be surprised if there were a cbid post on it
opelmanta1900 Offline
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Doubters, the whole lot of ya... "Fatberg" is the technical name of this sort of mass... The old "double decker bus" is a common unit of measurement 'cross the pond... and this is in fact a current news story, a new Fatberg if you will...
DrafterX Offline
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Ya..!! Mad
dstieger Online
#9 Posted:
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No doubting here. I think UK has a glut of fatbergs. I think it's part of some surreptitious government project....they are going to line the coasts with them as bulwark against sea-level rise. The one I heard about was a different town...was either 7 or 11 bus size...don't remember exactly
RMAN4443 Offline
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Fatberg??? That doesn't sound very Kosher...Think
victor809 Offline
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Hmm. So can these fatbergs be used to replace the icebergs lost at the pole?
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
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DrafterX wrote:
that's longer than six double-decker buses was discovered blocking a sewer

JadeRose wrote:
....aka...."The Drafter"









How many Courics is that?
tonygraz Offline
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They should build a seawall with them and call it the Drafter wall.
frankj1 Offline
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Fatberg??? That doesn't sound very Kosher...Think

I remember a kid in Hebrew School years ago named Sheldon Fatberg.

I wonder...
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