BRITAIN’S ‘biggest ever’ fatberg, which is longer than two Wembley football pitches, has been found lurking under London.
The mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and cooking oil weighs 130 tons and a crew of eight will spend three weeks removing it.
Thames Water’s head of waste networks Matt Rimmer said: ‘It’s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery. It’s like trying to break up concrete.
‘These situations are totally avoidable and caused by fat, oil and grease being washed down sinks and wipes flushed down the loo.’
The company, which spends £1million a month clearing blocked sewers, has a new campaign ‘Bin it — don’t block it’ to reduce the rubbish put down sinks and toilets.
This fatberg is ten times bigger than one which clogged sewers in Kingston-upon-Thames in 2013.