Fat­berg the size of dou­ble decker bus

Ex­hi­bi­tion: Trib­ute to engi­neer through art project in home­town

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

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.

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