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WWII Vets Never Compensated After Race-Based Mustard Gas Experiments06:03

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This week, NPR uncovered race-based mustard gas experiments on American troops during World War II, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to compensate veterans permanently injured by the tests.

NPR’s Caitlin Dickerson spent the last eight months reporting for this investigation and joins Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about the veterans she interviewed and how Congress is responding to their stories.


This segment aired on June 24, 2015.

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