Workers clear 'huge, disgusting' fatberg from London sewer

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Public warned to watch what they flush after workers tackle blockage for two weeks

Members of the public have been urged to be careful what they flush after a “huge, disgusting” fatberg the weight of a small bungalow was cleared from an east London sewer.

Thames Water engineers and MTS Cleansing Services spent two weeks using high-powered water jets and hand tools to chip away at and eventually remove the rock-like heap – said to have smelled like composting festival toilets and rotten meat – from a conduit in Canary Wharf.

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