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Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003) - 1x05 - London Sewers

 
Plot Outline
Away from the baking heat of the American wilderness and closer to home, another wonder of the Industrial world is Joseph Bazalgette's ambitious scheme in the mid-19th century to create a network of sewers underneath London. At the time the city was so polluted that outbreaks of disease, caused by dirty water and unsanitary conditions, killed thousands. Bazalgette's plans weren't exactly on the meagre side either; his vision required extraordinary and novel engineering solutions involving watertight tunnels and vast steam pumping engines.


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