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  • 21st Century Transportation Project Packet | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS

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  • Go Green National Geographic Updates | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference

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  • Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for Over 3.2 Million New Jerseyans | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    well established causes of cancer particularly among children said Daniel Wartenberg Ph D Director of the Division of Environmental Epidemiology at UMDNJ To protect the public health we must reduce and eliminate all exposures to ionizing radiation including any attributable to nuclear power plants Radiation from a disaster like the one in Fukushima can contaminate drinking water and food supplies as well as harm our health But disaster or no disaster a common leak at a nuclear power plant can also threaten the drinking water for millions of people As our nuclear facilities get older leaks are more common In fact 75 percent of U S nuclear plants have leaked tritium a radioactive form of hydrogen that can cause cancer and genetic defects New Jersey s nuclear plants are no strangers to leaks In 2002 radiation was discovered on the shoes of workers at the Salem plant in South Jersey that lead to the discovery of a leak into the nearby groundwater that had been ongoing for at least five years before it was discovered The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station located in Lacey Township has leaked tritium over 20 times Oyster Creek poses a daily threat to our environment and health said Janet Tauro chair of the board of directors for the New Jersey Environmental Federation and founding member of GRAMMES Grandmothers Mothers and More for Energy Safety Tritium leaks that soared hundreds of times above government standards contaminated two New Jersey aquifers It is long overdue for this plant to shut down Local bodies of water also play a critical role in cooling nuclear reactors and are at risk of contamination In the case of the Fukushima meltdown large quantities of seawater were pumped into the plant to cool it and contaminated seawater then leaked and was dumped back into the ocean carrying radioactivity from the plant with it The Barnegat Bay and Delaware River provides cooling water for the Oyster Creek and Salem nuclear plants in New Jersey and could be at risk With nuclear power there s too much at risk and the dangers are too close to home New Jerseyans shouldn t have to worry about getting cancer from drinking a glass of water said Kim The report recommends that the United States moves to a future without nuclear power by retiring existing plants abandoning plans for new plants and expanding energy efficiency and the production clean renewable energy such as wind and solar power In order to reduce the risks nuclear power poses to water supplies immediately the report recommends completing a thorough safety review of U S nuclear power plants requiring plant operators to implement recommended changes immediately and requiring nuclear plant operators to implement regular groundwater tests in order to catch tritium leaks among other actions Our drinking water is too important to risk radiation contamination said Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Chairwoman Annette Quijano D Union New Jersey needs to be proactive in its handling of nuclear plant safety as

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  • Safe Energy Updates | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get

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  • Consumer Protection | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    settings to control who can see your information on Facebook Keep Reading about FAILbook Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs Read more about Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs Resource Consumer Protection Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the consumer campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet 2012 Starts with a Win Wednesday January 4 2012 By Nick Jermer NJPIRG State Board Chair Today the President appointed Richard Cordray as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB The CFPB will rein in the bad business practices of banks lenders and credit card companies Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about 2012 Starts with a Win Add new comment Report Consumer Protection Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies A survey of more than 350 bank branches reveals that fewer than half of branches obeyed their legal duty to fully disclose fees to prospective customers while one in four provided no fee information at all The report also includes a shopping guide which will compare banking options direct consumers to free and low cost checking choices and provide a list of fees that consumers should look out for when picking a bank Read more about Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies Report Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now

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  • Consumer Protection | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about Renter s Rights Guide FAILbook Guide Friday February 25 2011 By Facebook makes it pretty tough for you to control who gets to see your personal information This guide will walk you through step by step how to adjust your settings to control who can see your information on Facebook Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about FAILbook Guide Guide to Financial Aid Friday September 10 2010 By A college degree is pretty much a necessity these days but few of us can afford to pay for it without some form of outside aid Outside aid comes in the form of grants and scholarships which we don t have to pay back and loans which we do have to pay back Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about Guide to Financial Aid Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation Read more about Risking Our Future Middle Class Pages first previous 1 2 3 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    complete their evaluations by 2018 but we need the EPA to act faster the EPA can slow bee colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks The Death of Textbooks Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials but it s unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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  • Save the Bees | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    need the EPA to act faster the EPA can slow bee colony collapse by issuing a moratorium on neonics while field tests are completed OUR STRATEGY Across New Jersey NJPIRG students will be collecting 20 000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to act equaling one signature for each bee colony in the state We need to show Administrator McCarthy our support for the work that the EPA is already doing and urge her to take action to save the bees before it is too late Campaign Updates Report Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Before entering the classroom of an intro level economics course students get a real life experience with the subject the required textbook costs 290 on Amazon Keep Reading News Release NJPIRG Students Textbooks NJPIRG Tackles Textbook Rip offs As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However a new open textbooks pilot program planned for Spring 2015 may alleviate how hard these costs hit students pocketbooks Keep Reading Resource Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks OPEN TEXTBOOKS Resources at Big Ten Schools Keep Reading Media Hit Democracy NJPIRG Camden Chapter Blasts McCutcheon v FEC Decision McCutcheon v FEC was decided on April 2 2014 The decision eliminated certain campaign finance regulations that limited the amount wealthy donors could give U S PIRG research found that this ruling could bring 1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2 800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle Keep Reading Pages first previous

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