London fatty fat fat

I just saw this news article on AOLNews which was pretty disturbing:

Sewer workers have cleared out 1,000 tons of compressed fat and trash from beneath London’s Leicester Square, a tourist hot spot and venue for glitzy movie premieres.

Workers clad in overalls with masks and gloves shoveled out enough gunk to fill nine of London’s iconic double-decker buses, utility Thames Water said in a statement.

“We’re used to getting our hands dirty, but nothing on this scale,” said Danny Brackley, a sewer flusher with Thames Water. “We couldn’t even access the sewer as it was blocked by a 4-foot wall of solid fat.”

A 4ft wall of solid fat, just imagine coming across that, let alone everything else that they have to deal with down there. All i can think of is the film the blob and this thing they found in a North Carolina sewer:

I know being a sewer worker wouldn’t be for me, i was sick just the other day when i saw my cat retching. Credit where credit is due, this lot do a job that if i had to do i would just make worse.

Read the full story here.


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