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A ton container is a steel, cylindrical barrel equivalent in length and diameter to two stacked 55-gallon drums. A ton container weighs approximately 1,600 pounds and measures nearly seven feet in length. [1]

Barrel Hollow cylindrical container

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The United States Army has used ton containers to store and ship bulk chemicals, including chemical agent, since the 1930s.

United States Army Land warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution. As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—before the United States of America was established as a country. After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

Ton containers are also used to store chemicals in water treatment plants.

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References

  1. U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency. "Miscellaneous Chemical Warfare Materiel". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2008-07-25.