It resembled a scene straight out of the Netflix series Stranger Things as experts in London battled a 130-ton fatberg in the city’s sewer system.
Officials declared victory after a nine-week struggle to remove the monster lump of fat blocking a stretch of a sewer.
The blob consisted of congealed wet wipes, diapers, fat and oil.
Teams from Thames Water worked in cramped conditions 13 feet below an east London street to remove the mass.
They used high-pressured jets and their hands to break up the fatberg which measured 8-hundred feet from end to end.
“Our work is finished, and the beast finally defeated after a mammoth effort from the team,” Waste network manager Alex Saunders said in a statement. “It was some of the most gut-wrenching work many would have seen on national television, and one of the reasons why the man-made Whitechapel fatberg captured the world’s imagination.”
Every year, workers clear up about 80-thousand fatberg blockages in the sewer at a cost of over a million dollars a month, according to reports.
The fight against the fatberg drew a lot of attention in the East London neighborhood.
“It smells weird down here, like grease kind of,” a resident of the neighborhood said.
Experts plan to convert the fatberg into 4-thousand gallons of biodiesel - enough to power 350 buses for a day.
Officials have encouraged people not to throw trash down the toilet.