THE WORLDPOST
07/16/2010 12:03 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Workers Clear 1,000 Tons Of Fat From London Sewer Under Leicester Square

Sewer workers have cleared out 1,000 tons of compressed fat and trash from beneath London's Leicester Square, a tourist hot spot and venue for glitzy movie premieres. "We're used to getting our hands dirty, but nothing on this scale," said Danny Brackley, a sewer flusher with Thames Water. "We couldn't even access the sewer as it was blocked by a 4-foot wall of solid fat."

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