Fatberg the size of double decker bus
Exhibition: Tribute to engineer through art project in hometown
A 40-tonne fatberg the size of a double-decker bus has been cleared from a London sewer by Thames Water engineers who pulled out some of it by hand.
The mass of fat, grease and other materials was discovered earlier this year clogging up an underground sewer in Greenwich, the water company said.
It took three weeks for Thames Water workers to clear the “disgusting” blockage.
Artist Jason Orr with new commissions re-imagining Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey’s sculpture to celebrate the bicentenary of James Watt in his birthplace of Greenock. It is part of the Innovation and Light contemporary art exhibition for Galoshans Festival 2019 at Greenock’s Tobacco Warehouse. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death and the 250th anniversary of Watt’s patent that improved the efficiency of steam engines.