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Trillions of Fat-Eating Bacteria Invade Town

Water is set to use a new biological weapon to flush away Whitby residents’ festive fat.

Over the Christmas period trillions of fat-busting bugs have been deployed in the sewers of Whitby to feast on fat, oils and grease.

Over time these substances build up on the inside of sewer pipes, reducing the flow and causing blockages and Patrick Kilgallon, pollution manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “Having your home filled with waste from your toilet and indeed your sink is certainly a very unpleasant experience.

“While we continue to encourage customers to think before they pour things like fat down their sink, we’re also looking at new and innovative approaches to tackling this age-old problem.
 
 

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