Gi­ant fat­berg haunts Lon­don sewer sys­tem

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

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.

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