Nov 13, 2021 • Wikireadia

A fatberg is a rock-like mass of waste matter in a sewer system formed by the combination of flushed non-biodegradable solids, such as wet wipes, and fat, oil and grease (FOG) deposits. The handling of FOG waste and the build up of its deposits are a long-standing problem in waste management, with “fatberg” a more recent neologism. Fatbergs have formed in sewers worldwide, with the rise in usage of disposable cloths.

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Wikipedia contributors. November 9, 2021. Fatberg. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 10, 2021, from

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Fatberg at Museum of London
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