'Fatberg' dead ahead! 15 tons of slime and wet-naps clog London sewer

August 5, 2013
NBC News

A 15-ton "fatberg," caked with grease and fortified with wet wipes, was extracted from London sewers — in the nick of time — by an expert team of sewage flushers from the Thames Water company. 

Had the titanic mass gone undiscovered, a company press officer told NBC News, "We could have had sewage popping out of manholes all over London."

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