Museum of London displays 'fatberg' on 24-hour livestream

Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 12:32:45-04

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.”