How strongly are the sewage treatment plants affected by the recent floods?

The floods apparently also damaged a number of sewage treatment plants, so that there is a risk of contaminated water flowing into the rivers. DP MP Gusty Graas asked the ministre responsible if this was the case, which sewage treatment plants were affected and what the impact was on the rivers.

« Il me revient que, suite aux intempéries et inondations du 15 juillet, un certain nombre de stations de traitement des eaux usées auraient été endommagées.

Dans ce contexte j’aimerais poser les questions suivantes à Madame la Ministre de l’Environnement, du Climat et du Développement durable :

  • Madame la Ministre peut-elle informer quelles stations ont été touchées par les intempéries et inondations ?
  • Madame la Ministre peut-elle préciser la nature et les dimensions respectives des dégâts ?
  • Quel en est l’impact sur les milieux aquatiques ?
  • À quelle hauteur les dégâts peuvent-ils être estimés ?
  • Sachant que déjà avant les intempéries et inondations récentes, les projets de modernisation et d’extension des stations de traitement des eaux usées avaient mis les communes respectivement les syndicats de communes sous une pression financière importante, est-il prévu, le cas échéant, d’accorder des aides pour remettre en état les stations concernées ? »

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More parliamentary questions

Do rapid diagnostic tests help against antibiotic shortages?

France is considering only allowing antibiotics to be prescribed if a rapid diagnostic test is carried out beforehand. This would make it possible to determine with certainty whether the infection is bacterial or viral.
This could on the one hand counteract the lack of antibiotics and on the other hand reduce antibiotic resistance.
DP MPs Gilles Baum and Gusty Graas asked the Minister of Health how many antibiotics have been prescribed in Luxembourg in the last five years and whether doctors should be made more aware of prescribing diagnostic tests.


Is therapeutic housing being commercialised?

Therapeutic housing is currently offered by approved outpatient psychiatric services to people suffering from mental health problems.
Rumours are now circulating that the Ministry of Health is planning to entrust the management of therapeutic housing to a commercial company.
DP MPs Gusty Graas and Gilles Baum asked the Minister for Health whether these rumours were true and, if so, why this course of action was being pursued rather than supporting the existing players in approved outpatient psychiatry.


Is there also abuse of “proton pump inhibitors” in Luxembourg?

According to a recent scientific study, the long-term use of so-called “proton pump inhibitors” (IPP), which are used to treat stomach problems, increases the risk of developing dementia. The DP MP Gusty Graas asked the responsible ministers whether they are aware of this study, what conclusions they draw from it and whether figures on the use of IPPs in Luxembourg are known.