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Monster fatberg: Museum of London wants piece for exhibit

From BBC - September 14, 2017

The Museum of London has requested a piece of the city's monster fatberg.

It says it would help highlight challenges faced by the world's cities, tying in with a season devoted to the issue.

The 130-tonne mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies and condoms was found blocking a sewer earlier this month.

Thames Water said it was is working with the museum to help it to acquire a piece of the obstruction.

Alex Werner, the museum's curator, told BBC Radio London it would show Londoners how people throw things down the toilet and the sink without really thinking.

'Growing population'

"This item hits home that we do have quite an old infrastructure. Our sewer system dates back to the mid-19th Century.

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