'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

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'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by PaulinLondon » 12 Sep 2017, 15:29

"Madame, Be in no doubt as to the seriousness of your position". The Day of the Jackal, 1973.

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Re: 'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by jetblacksdad » 12 Sep 2017, 16:22

London's population has outgrown it's (largely Victorian) infrastructure. What's the news there?!!!
Plus, isn't it better the fat goes down the drain than into people's veins and hearts?

Use it an an energy source........
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Re: 'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by droopsnoot » 12 Sep 2017, 18:33

We had something like that in the sewer under our old office building, on a much smaller scale and made up of dregs of tarmac that the local tarmac supplier definitely hadn't been swilling out of their trucks and down into the drains.

All was fine until there was a very heavy downpour, at which point it all backed up and flooded the place. Terrible it was, just like all the film of Turks and Caicos and Florida that you're seeing on the TV at the moment, except for only being about 8" deep. Still a pain in the backside though.
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Re: 'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by airflamesred » 12 Sep 2017, 20:28

Nothing wrong with the sewers, clearly if it can hold a 250 metre structure and only now be blocked it's stood the test of time.
It's the modern attitude of "want it now, now throw it away' that is the problem.
And it's going to take far more than 8 men with Brexit hoses to get rid of that.

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Re: 'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by dead ringer » 13 Sep 2017, 19:01

And to think Hugh was moaning about a lot of Coca-Cola cans in '77!

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Re: 'Monster' fatberg found blocking east London sewer.

Post by jason » 13 Sep 2017, 20:32

That would be a great name for a band wouldn't it. The Monster Fatbergs!

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