Kate Brown wrote this article for Time Magazine in 2016 on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
View additional commentary by Christopher Sellers and a roundtable on Chernobyl on Edge Effects.
Brown, Kate. 2016. "Chernobyl at 30: How Attempts to Contain the Radiation Failed" in Time Magazine. April 26, 2016. http://time.com/4305507/chernobyl-30-agriculture-disaster/