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Energenecs is a company that, in its own words, "provides application engineering, equipment, and field services for water and wastewater treatment and control systems. We serve municipal and industrial customers in Midwestern USA."[1]

Among other projects, it has contracted the renovation of the South Milwaukee Wastewater Treatment Plant "Biosolids" Mixing System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with engineering firm Applied Technologies[2] and installed a "biosolids dewatering system" at the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Wastewater Treatment Plant.[3]

Involvement in the Toxic Sludge Industry

"Biosolids" is the Orwellian PR euphemism for Toxic 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." [4]

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

BioCycle Magazine is a publication serving the interests of the sewage sludge industry. Although Energenecs was not listed as an exhibitor in the Program of the 2011 BioCycle 11th Annual Conference on "Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling,"[5] the Center for Media and Democracy observed the conference, and Energenecs had a display stand in the exhibit hall.

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Other SourceWatch Resources


  1. Energenecs, About Us, corporate website, accessed November 4, 2011
  2. Energenecs, South Milwaukee Wastewater Treatment Plant "Biosolids" Mixing System, co-contracter spec sheet, accessed November 3, 2011
  3. Energenecs, Lake Geneva Wastewater Treatment Plant Takes The Systems Approach, corporate website, accessed November 4, 2011
  4. About Sewage Sludge, SludgeNews.com, Accessed June 18, 2010.
  5. BioCycle, Exhibitor Directory, publisher's website, accessed November 3, 2011
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