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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Walls of Fat Removed From London's Sewers

Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.

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 is claimed to be the largest-ever sewer clean-up of its kind.

If you look at the photo you'll notice the lack of facial protection. When I've watch programmes about cleaning London's sewers, the workers, most of whom seem to love their jobs, say that there's no point wearing any protection as the smell still gets through. [via]


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