Giant fatberg haunts London sewer system
THERE is a monster beneath the streets of London. What has been named the Whitechapel fatberg is a rock-solid agglomeration of fat, disposable wipes, diapers, condoms and tampons. It was discovered to the east of the city’s financial district, occupying 270 metres of sewer. Thames Water, the capital’s utility, said the fatberg weighed more than 125 tonnes, and it is sending a team to break up the fatberg with highpowered hoses and hand tools. The task is expected to take them three full weeks.