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June 20, 1986

Farming has resumed on land near the crippled Chernobyl nuclear plant, but the agricultural teams will be rotated every 10 days, the Soviet news agency Tass said in an indication of lingering concerns about radiation contamination. The resumption of agriculture in the evacuated zone around the Chernobyl plant, where an April 26 nuclear accident has so far resulted in 26 deaths, came as the Supreme Soviet, approved plans to double nuclear power output by 1990.

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