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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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Countries with advanced nuclear weapons programs can easily design devices well below the kiloton level.
It is the leading enterprise in Chinese bamboo viscose fiber industry and its capacity of bamboo fiber will arrive at 87 kilotons in 2012.
Till June 2010, the capacity of carbon fiber projects planned to be built or under construction in China recorded 60 kilotons or so, hereinto, the capacity of the projects planned to go into operation at the end of 2010 (including those went into operation before June 2010) exceeded 7 kilotons.
By the end of 80s, 95% of the world's highly enriched uranium and plutonium resources had been concentrated in US and USSR -- 600 kilotons/85 kilotons and 1,100 kilotons/155 kilotons respectively.
To put that in perspective, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945 exploded with an energy impact of 15 kilotons.
But the chart obtained by the AP shows a bell curve--with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy in kilotons --the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons.
Twelve nuclear warheads of two kilotons each were attached to these weapons deployed at Artemisa, Managua, Santa Clara, Holguin and Guantanamo.
The line is anticipated to add more than two kilotons per annum of colour and additive masterbatch capacity to the site, as well as the manufacture of customised masterbatches for synthetic turf applications.
This expansion is intended to increase the epoxy resins production capacity to 240 kilotons per annum (ktpa) at the Jubail site.
This will increase its worldwide production capacity by 80 kilotons per year of rheology modifiers.
The report is the result of a workshop held in 2008 to assess the ability of emergency services, health care, and federal, state and local authorities to respond to a nuclear weapon equivalent to 10 kilotons of TNT detonated during a work day in the central business district of a large U.