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    Big Data: 143 tons

    (FILES) This file photo taken on December 11, 2014 shows a Thames Water sewer supervisor working in the intersection of the Regent Street and Victoria sewer in London. Sewage workers have found a 130-tonne ball of congealed fat -- dubbed a "monster fatberg" -- clogging a Victorian-era sewer in London, utility company Thames Water said on September 12. Engineers expect it will take up to three-weeks to remove the rock-solid mass of festering food fat mixed with sanitary wipes found in drains under a major road in Whitechapel, east London. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
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    A Thames Water sewer supervisor working in the intersection of the Regent Street and Victoria sewer in London. Sewage workers have found a 143 ton ball of congealed fat logging a Victorian-era sewer in London.
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    143 tons: That’s the weight of an enormous “fatberg” of oil, diapers, and baby wipes clogging a London sewer and attracting considerable attention in the British press. Utility workers are trying to break it up with high-powered hoses, but the Museum of London says it may want to acquire a chunk for its collection. The museum director tells the Associated Press the object “would raise questions about how we live today and also inspire our visitors to consider solutions to the problems of growing metropolises.”