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Sat May 1, 2021, 02:59 PM

Monster 300-tonne fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer

Engineers are working around the clock to remove the mass, made up of congealed fat and oil and non-flushable items such as wet wipes, nappies and condoms.

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/monster-300-tonne-fatberg-blocks-birmingham-sewer-981195



A giant one kilometre long fatberg has clogged a Birmingham sewer.

Engineers are working around the clock to clear the blockage believed to be more than a metre high and weigh around 300 tonnes, an equivalent to 250 cars. Fatbergs are made up of congealed fat and oil and non-flushable items such as wet wipes, nappies and condoms.

Water services company Severn Trent said the “monster” fatberg, clogging a sewer in the Hodge Hill area of the city, was one of the biggest it had ever had encountered and might take until June to remove.

Operations manager Scott Burgin said: “It’s a massive project and it’s not resolved yet. “This giant mass is the result of everyone occasionally washing and flushing the wrong things down the drains, and not realising the impact it’s having.”

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:02 PM

1. Interesting at first, but upon reflection ...

TMI !

Yuck.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:20 PM

2. non-flushable

'Non-flushable items;' MAGATs?

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:02 PM

3. Where's Boris?

Does anyone have eyes on Boris?

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:36 PM

4. Bwaaaahhh.

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