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10-tonne fatberg removed from west London sewer


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Do you know what's lurking beneath you in the sewers? Gigantic lumps of congealed fat and wet wipes, is what!

I hear this in my head with a cockney accent:

“The original sewer 'as been so badly abused by fat being chucked down the plug'ole we’ve 'ad to opt for the time-consuming and disruptive option of replacing many metres of pipe!”

Don't forget the term FATBERG

Oh, don't you worry. It's lodged in my brain.

I thought fatberg was a made up word but Wikipedia says they have happened several times over the last few years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatberg

Yikes, I think I had blocked that out of my mind. 

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