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Fatbergs

Great Lakes Now's coverage of the masses created from wastewater

Great Lakes Now Featured Articles About Fatbergs

Slow Legislation: Flushable wipes become an issue in court and in law
- by Natasha Blakely

Governments are trying to fight wipes manufacturers through a variety of means and levels of success.

Fighting Fatbergs
- by GLN Editor

Fighting Fatbergs SEGMENT 1 | Macomb County, Michigan In 2019, a 19-ton glob of garbage…

Epidemic of wipes and masks plagues sewers, storm drains
- by The Associated Press

Masks and gloves thrown in the street can travel through storm drains in separate systems to lakes and other waterways.

Great Lakes Learning: Tips for growing a fatberg at home (safely!)
- by Gary Abud Jr.

In this lesson, help kids understand what not to flush down the toilet and do a fun at-home science experiment at the same time.

COVID-19 Caution: Water Resources Commissioner asks people not to flush cleaning products
- by Natasha Blakely

Anything that says “Flushable Wipes” is not flushable, commissioner says.

Don’t Feed the Fatberg: Michigan Science Center launches its new fatberg exhibit
- by Natasha Blakely

The exhibit is available for all museum visitors to see starting Thursday, Dec. 5.

Fatberg Quiz: Which fatberg are you most like?
- by Natasha Blakely

In sewers around the world, piles of fat, oil and grease are congealing together to form masses called fatbergs. They’re all a little different in their composition and location. With this quiz, you can see which one might share qualities with you.

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