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It has been reported that fatbergs formed from palm oil have been spotted on UK beaches. Vets have warned dog owners to keep pets away from the fatbergs as they can be poisonous when swallowed. The palm fatbergs have traveled from Jamaica and Trinidad and have been helped by recent storms to wash up on UK beaches.
Fatbergs are normally formed when congealed deposits of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) form to make a solid mass. A fatberg does not break down and over time can cause damage to the pipes and the sewer system resulting in floods, foul smells and sewage flooding homes and businesses. A fatberg the size of a Boeing airplane and one the size of a double decker bus have already been discovered in the UK.
In some cities in the UK local authorities have written to local restaurants to an effort to stop fats and oils being poured down the drain. This will only feed the fatberg! Grease traps can be installed by restaurants to reduce the amount of FOG going down the drain and also help to protect the drains in the area. Thames Water on average spends one million pounds dealing with blockages and fatbergs each month.
Hot spots areas have been identified by Thames Water – Epping Forest, Mole Valley, Bromley and Windsor and Maidenhead. The four areas have had over 14,000 blockages cleared in the past three years. This highlights the need for more grease traps to be installed by restaurants in the area.
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