Plaque

Whitechapel fatberg

Whitechapel fatberg
Whitechapel fatberg
Inscription

The Whitechapel Fatberg was defeated here in 2017.
Thames Water

Wrekin, D400, EN124-2, BS

We wonder what the various shapes on the plaque represent? Nappy wipes and other unmentionables that get flushed down the loo, and shouldn't?

Site: Whitechapel fatberg (1 memorial)

E1, Whitechapel Road

The access cover can be seen in our photo, in the pavement near the camera. This was brought to our attention by Londonist, though, having done some research, we'd rather they'd kept it to themselves.

Discovered in September 2017, the fatberg was a 250-metre long, disgusting, solid, 130 tonne lump of everything that goes into toilets, all bound together by the fat discarded down sinks by restaurants, etc. A team of 8 took 9 weeks to clear it. Once removed it was taken to Ellesmere Port where as much of it as possible was transformed into biodiesel. But this is not to be seen as a happy story of recycling.

February 2018 the Museum of London opened the exhibition Fatberg! "Displaying part of a fatberg has been on the museum’s wish list for a few years and when we heard about the Whitechapel fatberg - the biggest one ever found in the UK - we knew we had to act quickly to secure a sample. It’s a piece of history, and the amount of press and public interest it has received confirms our beliefs: this is a really potent object. People are fascinated by it."

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Whitechapel fatberg

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Fatberg

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Whitechapel fatberg

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Thames Water

When this authority was formed it took over responsibility for water supply f...

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Wrekin

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