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TOKYO, Feb. 12 Kyodo

---------- Toshiba CEO attends opening ceremony of power equipment plant in India

CHENNAI, India - Toshiba Corp. Chief Executive Officer Norio Sasaki on Sunday attended the opening ceremony of a state-of-the-art plant that the company helped construct in Chennai to build steam turbines and generators for thermal power plants in India.

Production of power generation components is already under way at the complex, located in Manali, near Chennai. Toshiba hopes the experience gained from building the plant will help it land more large-ticket orders in India's fast-growing power generation sector.

---------- Fukushima No. 2 reactor temperature up to 82C, but not critical: TEPCO

TOKYO - Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday the temperature at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant rose further to 82 C, but the reactor has not gone critical.

While the thermometer reading at shortly after 2 p.m. marked a new high since the reactor attained a cold shutdown in December, the utility known as TEPCO said it has confirmed that sustained nuclear reactions are not taking place in the reactor as no radioactive xenon has been detected inside its containment vessel.

---------- 2 Chinese patrol vessels spotted near Senkaku Islands

NAHA, Japan - Two Chinese fisheries patrol vessels were spotted Sunday morning sailing in waters in the contiguous zone near the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands, which China also claims, the Japan Coast Guard said.

The ships -- the Yuzheng 202 and Yuzheng 35001 -- entered the zone at around 9 a.m. and left it about 30 minutes later. It was the second time this year that Chinese fishery patrol ships have been spotted within the zone, following an incident on Jan. 14.
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Date:Feb 13, 2012
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