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Looking for suggestions on what to read? Try these:

1) Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich

From Publishers Weekly:
“A chorus of fatalism, stoic bravery and black, black humor is sounded in this hauntingoral history of the 1986 nuclear reactor catastrophe in what is now northeastern Ukraine… The result is an indelible X-ray of the Russian soul.”

2) Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone by Cheney by Glenn, Alan

3) The Truth About Chernobyl by Medvedev, Grigori

From Wikipedia:
“The Truth About Chernobyl is a 1991 book by Grigori Medvedev. Medvedev served as deputy chief engineer at the No. 1 reactor unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s. …Medvedev provides extensive first-hand testimony, based on many interviews, describing minute by minute precisely what was and was not done both before and after the explosion.”

4) The Legacy of Chernobyl by Medvedev, Zhores