BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A fatberg has been found in Baltimore sewers, and it is being blamed for a couple recent sewer overflows.
The fatberg, “a congealed lump of fat” that contains items that do not break down in sewer systems, is in a sewer main between Baltimore Penn Station and the 1700 block of Charles St.READ MORE: Kendrick Hasty's Death Ruled Homicide, Linked To 2016 Baltimore Shooting
The fatberg is has caused two severe overflows in the past two weeks, including one on September 21 that discharged nearly 1.2 million gallons into the Jones Falls at North Charles and West Lanvale Streets.READ MORE: Pasadena Man Died In Dec. 2020 As a Result Of 1984 Shooting, Medical Examiner Rules
Baltimore City Department of Public Works engineers went into the sewer to find what was causing the sewer overflows, and found the fatberg.MORE NEWS: A Year Ago, Maryland Reported Its First COVID Cases. Today Gov. Hogan Will Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives To The Virus