IamA fellow Redditor and author of a new book about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. AMA about either!
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most incredible events of the last several decades. I've been working on a book about it for four and a half years, called Chernobyl 01:23:40. It stalled, but then a year ago I posted an image album on /r/pics that ended up on the front page, and from there I had a lot of great feedback on my book from you guys. Reddit's encouragement helped me to see it through, and now it's been released to coincide with the disaster's 30th anniversary.
There's a ton of misinformation about Chernobyl. Just a few weeks ago, The Atlantic, one of my favourite and most respected publications, posted an article about it that had a mistake in the fourth sentence. That sort of thing is very common. A lot of stuff that people think happened actually didn't, or happened differently, so I figured since it's been in the news a lot for the last few weeks, now would be a great time for people to AmA about what really happened.
quicklong summary, I've updated and expanded the original album that detailed the event. It can be found here.
For anyone interested in the book, it's called Chernobyl 01:23:40 and is available from Amazon as a paperback and Amazon, iTunes and various other places as an ebook.