Daniel Brackley from Thames Water digging for fat in London's sewers
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Massive fat mounds removed from London's sewers

Thames Water says it has removed enough fat to fill nine double decker buses from London's sewers.

The company said the clean-up operation, beneath Leicester Square, was the largest of its kind.

The build-up of fat, caused by people pouring substances like cooking fat down the drain, causes flooding in 7,000 homes in the capital every year, Thames Water added.

The BBC's Matt Cooke took a trip below ground to see the problem.

  • 14 Jul 2010
  • From the section London