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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Russia's defence ministry said an atomic explosion had taken place in northeastern North Korea at 9:54am (00:54GMT) and estimated the blast's yield to be up to 20 kilotonnes, about the same as the US bombs used against the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of the second world war.
BorougeCOs current production capacity in the UAE is 600 kilotonnes of Borstar polyethylene per year.
Thirty years before the asteroid was set to collide with Earth, a nuclear blast, equivalent to 100 kilotonnes of TNT, was set off 250 meters behind it.
"The (kilotonne) limits will continue to go down," says Javor.
In the transaction, NOVA Chemicals will acquire 760 million pounds (345 kilotonnes) of polystyrene production capacity, including: 495 million pounds per year (225 kilotonnes) of expandable polystyrene (EPS) capacity with plants at Carrington, U.K.; Berre, France; and Breda, in the Netherlands; and 265 million pounds per year (120 kilotonnes) of solid polystyrene capacity at Breda.
We operate 18 petrochemical and plastics plants in Canada, the USA, and Europe and are currently building a new 1,270 kilotonne (2.8 billion pound) ethylene plant, a 385 kilotonne (850 million pound) polyethylene plant, and a 450 MW co-generation facility in Alberta.
Rabat In a report published on August 19 by Greenpeace, an international non-governmental organization with environmental aims, Morocco ranked 25th in the list of countries with the most SO2 emissions in 2018.The results measured by NASA's Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) show that Morocco emitted 216 kilotonnes (kt) of SO2 last year.Morocco also ranked 6th in the emission of this gas in the MENA region, behind Saudi Arabia (6th worldwide), United Arab Emirates (14th), Qatar (15th), Kuwait (17th), and Iraq (23rd) respectively.
Separate to the trial, BHP continues to progress studies the Brownfield Expansion Project, or BFX, as part of Olympic Dam's resource development strategy which seeks to potentially increase production to between 240 and 300 kilotonnes per annum.