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(Independent)   "Walls of fat" removed from London's sewers. With a pic of what subby's arteries might look like   (independent.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Sick, arteries, combined sewer, toilet paper, fats, shovels, Thames Water, Leicester Square, Thames Valley  
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2010-07-13 02:56:12 PM  
Fat is flavor.
 
2010-07-13 03:16:19 PM  
The build-up is the result of years of "sewer abuse" - when anything other than water, human waste and toilet paper is put down drains - according to Thames Water.

Hemmmm...
 
2010-07-13 03:22:03 PM  
Better than having to remove walls of voodoo.
 
2010-07-13 03:29:38 PM  

Adjective Bird Whiskey: Better than having to remove walls of voodoo.


They apparently have that problem in Tijuana.
 
2010-07-13 03:29:42 PM  
A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.

www.independent.co.uk

img.photobucket.com
 
2010-07-13 03:31:37 PM  

Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus


When they said "full breathing apparatus" they apparently meant "lungs, an esophagus, a mouth and a nose."
 
2010-07-13 03:37:42 PM  

Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.

www.independent.co.uk

img.photobucket.com


I thought the same thing. That guy must have no olfactory sense left.
 
2010-07-13 03:48:30 PM  
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2010-07-13 03:53:04 PM  
www.cryptomundo.com
 
2010-07-13 04:09:03 PM  

make me some tea: Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.

www.independent.co.uk

img.photobucket.com

I thought the same thing. That guy must have no olfactory sense left.


"I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Everything just smells like dried blood, like normal."
 
2010-07-13 04:16:21 PM  

Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.


It's one of those LOLSEWERWORKERS:

INVISIBLE BREATHING APPERATUS
 
2010-07-13 04:19:17 PM  
That fat is probably coming from diet as well, given how much fat everyone eats these days.

That said, we should have sent Mike Rowe there.
 
2010-07-13 04:19:33 PM  
I own a donut shop and we are required by law to have a grease trap to avoid just this sort of thing.
 
2010-07-13 04:19:51 PM  
Walls of fap removed from my laundry hamper
 
2010-07-13 04:20:32 PM  

Cagey B: Adjective Bird Whiskey: Better than having to remove walls of voodoo.

They apparently have that problem in Tijuana.


Might have something to do with the barbecued iguana.
 
2010-07-13 04:20:54 PM  
No big surprise for Dirty Jobs viewers.
 
2010-07-13 04:21:53 PM  
Danny Brackley, the water company's sewer flusher

Ah Danny...we always knew you'd make it big someday.
 
2010-07-13 04:22:11 PM  
Subby has little people in his blood vessels?
 
2010-07-13 04:23:18 PM  
They should save the fat and have a huge deep-fried Snickers fry-up. They could dip their toast in it too.
 
2010-07-13 04:24:38 PM  
screenrant.com
 
2010-07-13 04:24:45 PM  
Geez...imagine what the pipes in their homes look like...probably just dump grease down the drain...
 
2010-07-13 04:24:58 PM  

moops: They should save the fat and have a huge deep-fried Snickers fry-up. They could dip their toast in it too.


The British finally have a chance to discover a cooking method that doesn't involve the phrase "Boil overnight"! This could be huge.
 
2010-07-13 04:24:59 PM  
At least the big gob of goo wasn't moving on its own (new window).
 
2010-07-13 04:26:00 PM  
yeeeah.com

Concerned
 
2010-07-13 04:26:30 PM  

carmody: I own a donut shop and we are required by law to have a grease trap to avoid just this sort of thing.


That sounds fat
 
2010-07-13 04:26:37 PM  
"Wall of Fat"

I just found a name for the band I am in the process of putting together.
 
2010-07-13 04:27:47 PM  

ihatedumbpeople: Geez...imagine what the pipes in their homes look like...probably just dump grease down the drain...


They should be fine. They dump straight down there, while American drains don't which keeps this stuff out of the sewers.
 
2010-07-13 04:28:31 PM  
Get on your bikes and ride!!
 
2010-07-13 04:28:44 PM  
sinanju : No big surprise for Dirty Jobs viewers.

Actually, this reminds me more of a show called "Taboo", in particular, the episode with the sewer divers in mexico.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/taboo/1856/Overview
 
2010-07-13 04:30:14 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: At least the big gob of goo wasn't moving on its own (new window).


Thanks for making me incredibly uncomfortable!
 
2010-07-13 04:30:36 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: At least the big gob of goo wasn't moving on its own (new window).


Naaaaaaaaaasty...
 
2010-07-13 04:30:39 PM  
My arteries are perfectly clean. High cholestorol, but it doesn't stick. They were just looking into my carotid last week with some gizmo. It was pretty, very non-London.
 
2010-07-13 04:30:51 PM  
I would think some sort of flame thrower would be more appropriate tool. Of course, my personal definition of appropriate may be a little skewed.
 
2010-07-13 04:31:04 PM  
Was expecting something about a tourist from the states getting lost.
 
2010-07-13 04:31:11 PM  

Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.


Most likely he removed it so his face would show up in the picure.

Look Ma, [cough, choke] I'm in the paper! [gag wheeze]
 
2010-07-13 04:33:29 PM  
Scrape your plates into the trash before washing dishes, if you have lots of cooking oil somebody in your area is making diesel fuel and will be happy to pick it up for free.

Oh and if you are a restaurant and have a grease trap or grease interceptor throw your garbage disposal away! it is costing you money paying the pumper to pump food when he should be pumping grease. This is a pet peeve because a night crew dishwasher can easily cost a restaurant thousands of dollars a year by emptying the rice pot and other food into a garbage disposal that goes to agrease interceptor. If that same food had gone in the trash bin it would have been carried off more or less for free.

Sorry, seeing a grease pumper slurp up 1000lbs of food off the bottom of a grease interceptor at $0.43 per gallon is the definition of wasted money.
 
2010-07-13 04:34:09 PM  

MeatWrangler: Why don't they just suck it out?

/hot like hot grease


THAT'S MY RETIREMENT GREASE!
 
2010-07-13 04:35:09 PM  
scrapetv.com

Walls of what?
 
2010-07-13 04:39:18 PM  
my first thought was a new source for bio-diesel, or candles like in "Fight Club"
 
2010-07-13 04:41:35 PM  
I think that if I were one of those cleanup workers, I would never feel clean again. Ever.
 
2010-07-13 04:44:28 PM  
s.ytimg.com

RIP Sugar Walls
 
2010-07-13 04:45:04 PM  

WHAT

THE

F*CK???



that's creepy as hell, man...
 
2010-07-13 04:46:03 PM  
Came for retirement grease simpsons refs.

Leaving satisfied.
 
2010-07-13 04:46:27 PM  
And London's getting larger!
 
2010-07-13 04:48:00 PM  
what, no subby's mom joke?

/about time
 
2010-07-13 04:51:24 PM  

WrestlerManager: Walker: A team of "flushers" equipped with full breathing apparatus has been drafted in with shovels to dig out an estimated 1,000 tonnes of putrid fat.

Most likely he removed it so his face would show up in the picure.

Look Ma, [cough, choke] I'm in the paper! [gag wheeze]


As someone who works around manufacturing, you can give a worker safety equipment, but you can't make him wear it.
 
2010-07-13 04:51:43 PM  

carmody: I own a donut shop and we are required by law to have a grease trap to avoid just this sort of thing.


They should spend some of that 12 million to find out who's scoffing the sewer laws so they can reduce the problem.
 
2010-07-13 04:54:52 PM  
I think I am going to have to stay away from the local chip shops for a few weeks.
 
2010-07-13 04:55:32 PM  

Pincy: "Wall of Fat"

I just found a name for the band I am in the process of putting together.


As long as your first album's called "Sewer Abuse"
 
2010-07-13 04:55:40 PM  

make me some tea: MeatWrangler: Why don't they just suck it out?

/hot like hot grease

THAT'S MY RETIREMENT GREASE!


"If you'll excuse me, I'm busy achieving financial independence."
"With cans of grease?"
"No, with savings and wise investments. Of course with grease!"
 
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