IamA writer going to Chernobyl for the 47th time. AMA!
Or it might be the 39th. I stopped counting in 2005, after the publication of my book "Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl". I was last there in 2012, with the filmmakers of the Babushkas of Chernobyl documentary (that you may have heard about on NPR today and you should see it if you can). I will be going again next week and I'm very excited. Here is the Wormwood Forest Facebook page with an announcement of this AMA. https://www.facebook.com/Chernobyl.Wormwood/
I have travelled throughout both the Ukrainian and Belarusian exclusion zones, very far off the beaten paths at times. Ask me anything!