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kiloton

1. one thousand tons
2. an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT

kiloton

[′kil·ə‚tən]
(physics)
A unit used in specifying the yield of a fission or fusion bomb, equal to the explosive power of 1000 metric tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Abbreviated kt.
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NWR upgraded its production targets for 2009 to 11 megatonnes of coal and 840 kilotonnes of coke.
Russia's defence ministry said an atomic explosion at had taken place in northeastern North Korea, 0954am (0054GMT) 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 World War Two.
Cardiff emitted 2,355 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions in 2006, 1,125 kilotonnes of which came from industrial and commercial sources.
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Team leader Eiko Nemitz said: "We estimated that in autumn we have emissions of CO2 of about 37 kilotonnes per square kilometre per year in the city centre.
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