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    Default Greaseball Brits create giant "fatberg" clogging sewer....

    They're blaming the giant mountain of congealed fat on the large numbers of tourists who consume vast quantities of greasy fish and chips, but I think I know the real cause of it.

    I think it comes from Havana 'Toon and his greasy-ass family bathing in the town sewer.

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    Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...fatberg/?amp=1

    The quiet coastal town of Sidmouth, England is known to be flush with tourists each summer. But it may now be known for another accumulating mass—one that isn’t flushable.

    Authorities in Sidmouth have discovered a 64-meter-long hardened clump of grease, wet wipes, and sewage—an infamous fatberg—lurking and growing in a large sewer under the town’s waterfront. For perspective, at 64 meters, the length of the mass is greater than that of six double-decker buses end to end and the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.



    “It is the largest discovered in our service history,” Andrew Roantree said in a statement. Roantree is the director of wastewater at South West Water, which manages the sewers in the town of about 13,000. He estimated that it will take “around eight weeks to dissect this monster in exceptionally challenging work conditions.” The team taking on the task will require “full breathing apparatus” and “special sewer jetting equipment," he said.

    Of course, Sidmouth’s fatberg is not the largest ever found. In 2017, London authorities found a 250-meter-long fatberg weighing 130 metric tons in a Victorian sewer on the east side of the city. Curators at the Museum of London put chunks of it on exhibit last year as something of a “piece of 21st-century archeology.” The festering nuggets drew large crowds to the museum, and their decomposition was livestreamed from specially designed isolation boxes.

    Fatbergs are a unique feature of our era and form like “snowballs,” as South West Water put it. Currently, scientists believe that when grease from cooking goes down the drain, it separates into a fatty layer on the surface of waste water and reacts with calcium deposits in a process called saponification. That reaction creates a tacky scaffold that snares sewage scraps, slowly forming a solid, reeking beast.

    In an interview with The New York Times, a spokesperson for South West Waters blamed an English favorite in part for Sidmouth’s stinky monster. The annual flocks of tourists tend to feast on deep-fried fish and chips, she noted. The city’s sewers likely strain to pass the massive influx of grease.

    Roantree recommended that people “put your pipes on a diet and don’t feed the fatberg.”

    Removal of Sidmouth's fatberg is planned to begin in early February.


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    GoMad has no idea why it occurs there and not here in the US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    GoMad has no idea why it occurs there and not here in the US...
    Whatever.

    It's probably no match for the greaseball that's in the slop hole behind your trailer where you take your monthly bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Whatever.

    It's probably no match for the greaseball that's in the slop hole behind your trailer where you take your monthly bath.
    Thanks for confirming that you don't know much about anything.

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    Gods, how disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Thanks for confirming that you don't know much about anything.
    Thanks for confirming that you don't know much about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Thanks for confirming that you don't know much about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    GoMad has no idea why it occurs there and not here in the US...
    Because our businesses are not supposed to dump cooking grease down the drains. I pity the fools who have to deal with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    Because our businesses are not supposed to dump cooking grease down the drains. I pity the fools who have to deal with that.
    Because grease traps are required by US national plumbing codes. A commercial kitchen in the US drains through a grease trap and the discharge then is allowed to mix with the building sewer. Restaurants have contracts with private companies who pump out the trap and, depending on the market, may pay to perform the service. Then the grease gets processed into various raw materials: biofuels, and in some cases, cosmetics.

    Someone like Owl Woman pays big money to rub some of that on her face...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Because grease traps are required by US national plumbing codes. A commercial kitchen in the US drains through a grease trap and the discharge then is allowed to mix with the building sewer. Restaurants have contracts with private companies who pump out the trap and, depending on the market, may pay to perform the service. Then the grease gets processed into various raw materials: biofuels, and in some cases, cosmetics.

    Someone like Owl Woman pays big money to rub some of that on her face...

    It stinks to high heavens when they are pumping those out too. When I drove past them doing it for Ruby Tuesday's the other week, I was, "So that is what a deep fried turd would smell like."

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    Bloody Hell!
    Anonymity is priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacper View Post
    It stinks to high heavens when they are pumping those out too. When I drove past them doing it for Ruby Tuesday's the other week, I was, "So that is what a deep fried turd would smell like."
    There's a guy who makes cosmetics using this as a raw material and even after multiple passes through his process it still has a characteristic odor. He found a scent to mask it and is making a fortune.

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