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Manhole tribute to Whitechapel fatberg - with musical in the pipeline

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 September 2018

The commemorative manhole cover in Whitechapel, where the fatberg was found. Picture: Thames Water

The commemorative manhole cover in Whitechapel, where the fatberg was found. Picture: Thames Water

Thames Water

At 230 metres long and weighing 130 tonnes, the Whitechapel fatberg won’t be forgotten by the team that tackled it.

A portion of the fatberg. Picture: Thames WaterA portion of the fatberg. Picture: Thames Water

And now it won’t be forgotten by anyone else, either, thanks to a special manhole cover installed to commemorate the occasion.

Alex Saunders, Thames Water waste network manager, said: “The Whitechapel fatberg revolted and fascinated everyone, and got people everywhere talking about what happens next to their waste.

“It certainly showed that out of sight isn’t gone forever – and now their heroic work in awful conditions will be remembered with this new commemorative manhole cover.”

Part of the fatberg, which was discovered a year ago, is now on display at the Museum of London, where a ‘fatcam’ is constantly streaming it to the world.

And look out for Fatberg: The Musical, which could be coming to a theatre near you - a script based on the iconic lump of sewer waste is being worked on.

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