LONDON: Biggest “ fatberg ” ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three football pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer.
“It’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove,” said Thames Water’s head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer. “It’s one of the largest we’ve ever seen.”
The rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighs as much as 10 double-decker buses.
Work in Whitechapel to remove the blockage started this week and involves an…