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Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

August 14, 2018

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, the only remaining piece of the 130 ton, 250 meter long fatberg, removed from the sewers in the Whitechapel area of east London in the latter months of 2017, is displayed during a media preview at the Museum of London in London. London's famous, festering fatberg lives on - and is getting its own livestream. The Museum of London said on Tuesday, Aug. 14 a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a city sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum says the "highly toxic" lump will be stored in a secure case and displayed online via a “fatcam” so that viewers can watch its changes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)

LONDON (AP) — London’s famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream .

The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection.

The museum said Tuesday that the “highly toxic” lump will be stored in a secure case and displayed online via a “fatcam” so that viewers can watch its changes.

The fatberg was on display at the museum for several months this year, nestled inside transparent boxes to protect visitors from potentially deadly bacteria and the noxious smell.

The museum says that “since coming off display the fatberg has started to grow an unusual and toxic mold in the form of visible yellow pustules, which has been identified as aspergillus.”

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