PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–British engineers say they have launched a “sewer war” against a giant fat blob clogging London’s sewers.
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They caution against expecting quick results as the fatberg is 250 yards long and weighs as much as 11 double-decker buses.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: As Halloween Approaches, Remember Not All Dogs Will Enjoy Wearing Costumes
The unsavory mass consists of congealed wet wipes, diapers, fat and oil.MORE NEWS: AIDS Walk Philly, Region's Largest HIV Awareness Event, Underway At Art Museum
Eight workers are using high powered jet hoses to break up the fatberg before sucking it out into tankers for disposal at a recycling site.