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Huge Wet Wipe Island Alters Course of Thames River in London

Wet Wipe Island Alters Course of Thames River in London

Wet Wipe Island Alters Course of Thames River in London

According to a June 24th report by The Times Of London tourists now have a new destination when vacationing in London. Visitors can now add Wet Wipe Island to their lists of must-see attractions in England’s capital.

The island is the size of two tennis courts and made up of entirely used wet wipes. The wet wipe island appeared in the Thames River that runs straight through the city.

Wet Wipe Island Alters Course of Thames River in London
Laser image showing where Wet Wip Island is located

Government ministers have asked people to stop using the wipes and are considering an all out ban on wipes that contain plastic.

Fleur Anderson, a Labour Party MP, said she has visited the site:

“I’ve … stood on it – it’s near Hammersmith Bridge in the Thames and it’s a meter deep or more in places. It’s actually changed the course of the Thames.”

Wet Wipe Island Alters Course of Thames River in London
Standing on top of wet wipe island

Environmental minister Rebecca Pow asked citizens not to flush the wipes for the time being and said a proposal for dealing with wet wipe island is coming “very shortly.”

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