fatberg

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fatberg

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fatberg in the wild

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Definition A popular term for a mass of fat and cellulose up to the size of a Boeing 747 (per one worker) that can clog municipal sewers and require emergency removal to prevent waste water from backing up into the drainage pipes that feed into the mass

Fatbergcomposition Cooking oil poured down the kitchen drain which congeals as it cools and wet wipes, paper towels, toilet paper and other cellulose fibre products that don’t dissolve as well as their manufacturers claim. 

Multiple fatbergsightings have occurred in the UK, which have been attributed to residents pouring warm fat down the drain which congeals upon reaching cool sewers and drainage conduits.

Reference http://finance.yahoo.com/news/insane-photos-shows-sewer-workers-161632806.html

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