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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ROBIN MILLARD Sewer technician Tim Henderson (R), a "flusher" stands for a photograph after working in the Regent Street and Victoria sewers in central London on December 11, 2014. Every day beneath the streets of London, sewer cleaners are fighting a grim war against giant "fatbergs" clogging the system. Congealed fat is blocking up the Victorian sewers and the problem is to get worse at Christmas. An extra two Olympic-sized swimming pools of turkey fat will be tipped down the drains during the festive season. There are 80,000 fatberg blockages a year, costing Thames Water customers £1 million ($1.6 million, 1.3 million euros) each month to tackle. The company urges people people to dispose of their cooking oil and fat properly. "Bin it, don't block it" is their message. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ROBIN MILLARD Sewer technician Tim Henderson (R), a "flusher" stands for a photograph after working in the Regent Street and Victoria sewers in central London on December 11, 2014. Every day beneath the streets of London, sewer cleaners are fighting a grim war against giant "fatbergs" clogging the system. Congealed fat is blocking up the Victorian sewers and the problem is to get worse at Christmas. An extra two Olympic-sized swimming pools of turkey fat will be tipped down the drains during the festive season. There are 80,000 fatberg blockages a year, costing Thames Water customers £1 million ($1.6 million, 1.3 million euros) each month to tackle. The company urges people people to dispose of their cooking oil and fat properly. "Bin it, don't block it" is their message. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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