When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for his confirmation hearing on Thursday, his first test could be whether he remembers the name of the agency he's been picked to head.
The U.S. Department of Energy is trying to find better ways to dispose of nuclear waste, and they’re enlisting Ohio State University to help. The D.O.E. this week said it will give OSU $10 million to create one of four new sites to research ways to improve storage and disposal. Some methods include changing the waste itself.