'Fatbergs' – The Growing Menace Under Britain's Streets

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I n use since 2013, the term ‘fatberg’ has become an increasingly heard term that describes a large solid mass found in a sewer which is made up of non-biodegradable solid matter and grease or cooking fat.

As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes, the chief culprit usually blamed is the flushing away of wet wipes. When these get caught up on something in the pipes, other substances begin to cling to them and, over time, can grow into huge, drain clogging monsters.


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