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A fatberg the size of 2 football pitches was found in London's sewers

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This gigantic fatberg, made up of oil, grease, wet wipes, and nappies, was found blocking London's sewer systems. The huge blob weighed 130 tonnes - roughly the same weight as 11 double decker buses. It also measured 250 metres in length, which was about the same as two football pitches. Thames Water engineers are working to clear the fatberg, which they think will take around three weeks. Thames Water’s head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer, said: "This fatberg is up there with the biggest we’ve ever seen. It’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove as it’s set hard". ----------------------------------------­­­­---------- Follow BI UK on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Nz3jG3 Follow BI UK on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1VWDkiy Follow BI UK on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2gsLEds Read more on BI UK: uk.businessinsider.com ----------------------------------------­­­­---------- Business Insider UK is the largest business news site for British readers and viewers in the UK. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI UK Video team focuses on business, technology, strategy, and culture with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders.

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