130-ton Monster Was Eliminated From London’s Sewerage

London’s sewerage has been blocked by a huge object, and it took about two months to eliminate it. A 130-ton monster which is 250 meters long and 130 tons of weight, which blocked the sewerage system in eastern London, was overthrown after a nine-week battle, local authorities said.

The gigantic fatberg (from the words “fat” and “iceberg”) – consists of frozen fat, wet napkins, diapers, oil and condoms – was discovered in the sewage tunnel of the Victorian era in Whitechapel in September.

The thesaurus of Thames Water, which is responsible for all sewers under the city streets, took more than two months to fight this monster due to the scale of the damage posed by the fatberg of the sewer.

130-ton Monster Was Eliminated From London's Sewerage

130-ton Monster Was Eliminated From London’s Sewerage

It’s not so easy to penetrate into the sewer, but to remove tons of fat from there – it’s even harder.

A team of eight people worked for the removal of fatberg, the final part of the work had to be done manually, with the help of a shovel.

Thames Water manager Alex Saunders said that the “130-ton monster was finally killed”, telling the work to fight fatberg was “one of the most horrible”.

Nine people worked more than two months to remove the fatberg.

The cause of the fatbergs are the habits of local residents. Namely, two habits.

First, the habit of frying food in oil or fat, and then merge this unnecessary, but still hot, and, accordingly, liquid fat in the sink in the kitchen. The mass,  later, in the depths of the sewerage successfully clogs up, stones and clogs all the pipes.

And secondly, the habit of throwing in the toilet such strange things as wet wipes, tampons and tights.

All this gets stuck in the fat in the sewer, then the additional portion of fresh fat is added, and the effect of the coral reef, which begins to grow ever higher and higher, wider and wider.