THE CONVERSATION: How to solve the ‘monster’ fatberg problem

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Release date: 6/11/2017

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Fatbergs – enormous solid masses of oil, grease, wet wipes and other hygiene products that congeal together to cause major blockages – are wreaking havoc on the sewers of cities around the world. A 130 tonne specimen described as a “monster” recently caused backups in sewers in London’s Whitechapel, and the cities of Baltimore, Singapore and Dannevirke, New Zealand have also all experienced similar issues in recent weeks.

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TitleHow to solve the ‘monster’ fatberg problem
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/11/17
DescriptionFatbergs – enormous solid masses of oil, grease, wet wipes and other hygiene products that congeal together to cause major blockages – are wreaking havoc on the sewers of cities around the world. A 130 tonne specimen described as a “monster” recently caused backups in sewers in London’s Whitechapel, and the cities of Baltimore, Singapore and Dannevirke, New Zealand have also all experienced similar issues in recent weeks.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-to-solve-the-monster-fatberg-problem-85566
PersonsAlison Browne