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WARNING! Sewage sludge is toxic. Food should not be grown in "biosolids." Join the Food Rights Network.

Boerger, LLC manufactures rotary lube pumps for the "wastewater industry," with specific applications including "Sludge/Biosolids, Grease, Primary Sludge. . . Digested Sludge, Thickened Sludge, . . . Sewage [and] Scum . . ."[1]

Involvement in the Toxic Sludge Industry

Boerger's business is pumping toxic sludge. "Biosolids" is the Orwellian PR euphemism for toxic sewage sludge.

A list of just some of the hazardous chemicals and pathogens found in sludge can be found in the article Sludge contaminants. Sludge contaminants include Dioxins and Furans, Flame Retardants, Metals, Organochlorine Pesticides, 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP), Naphthalene, Triclosan, Nonylphenols, Phthalates, Nanosilver, and thousands more substances. "Sewage is the mix of water and whatever wastes from domestic and industrial life are flushed into the sewer. ... We must note that, though the aim of sewage treatment is to produce clean water, it is never to produce 'clean' sludge. Indeed, the 'dirtier' the sludge - the more complete its concentration of the noxious wastes - the more the treatment has done its job. ... very waste produced in our society that can be got rid of down toilets and drains and that can also be got out of the sewage by a given treatment process will be in the sludge. Sludge is thus inevitably a noxious brew of vastly various and incompatible materials unpredictable in themselves and in the toxicity of their amalgamation, incalculably but certainly wildly dangerous to life." [2]

Exhibitor at the 2011 BioCycle 11th Annual Conference on "Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling"

Boerger was an exhibitor at the 2011 BioCycle 11th Annual Conference on "Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling." BioCycle Magazine is a publication serving the interests of the sewage sludge industry.[3]


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Boerger LLC

740 NE Harding Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 877-726-3743
Fax: 612-435-7301


Other SourceWatch Resources


  1. Water Environment Federation, Buyer's Guide, sludge industry trade group website, accessed November 3, 2011
  2. About Sewage Sludge,, Accessed June 18, 2010.
  3. BioCycle, Exhibitor Directory, publisher's website, accessed November 3, 2011
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