‘Monster’ fatberg found blocking sewer

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Media caption The particular fatberg was filmed by Thames Water engineers who are trying to take away the blockage

A 250-metre lengthy fatberg weighing 130 tonnes continues to be found blocking a sewer.

The solid mass associated with congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms formed within the Victorian-era tunnel in Whitechapel, Greater london.

Thames Water defined it as one of the largest it got seen and said it would get three weeks to remove.

The company’s head of waste materials networks Matt Rimmer said: “It’s a total monster and taking a great deal of manpower and machinery to remove because it’s set hard. ”

The company states fatbergs form when people put matters they shouldn’t down sinks plus toilets.

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Mass media caption What causes fatbergs?

“It’s basically like trying to break up cement, ” Mr Rimmer said.

“It’s frustrating as these circumstances are totally avoidable and brought on by fat, oil and grease becoming washed down sinks and baby wipes flushed down the loo.

“The sewers are not an underworld for household rubbish and our own message to everyone is clear : please bin it – avoid block it. ”

The fatberg is about as weighty as 11 double decker busses.

Work at Whitechapel Road to remove the particular immense fatberg started this week.

Eight workers will split up the mass with high-pressure tubes, suck up the pieces into tankers and take it to a recycling web site in Stratford.

Within 2013, Thames Water found the bus-size fatberg in a sewer in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The spokesman for Tower Hamlets Authorities said: “We know this is a serious problem across London.

“We have set up a waste materials oil collection point with Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, plus strongly encourage businesses to set up selection contracts for their waste oil along with companies for recycling. ”

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Image caption Eight workers will break up the particular mass with high-pressure hoses

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