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Specialised fire tenders scrapped

Dounreay fire engine
The tenders are the only type in the world

Two fire engines specially built and equipped to deal with liquid metal fires at a nuclear site in Caithness have been taken out of service.

The cabs and chassis of the tenders at Dounreay may have second-hand value, but the kit they carried will be scrapped.

Brought to the site in 1984, they are the only two in the world and carried a graphite-based fire fighting agent.

The threat they were built for has since been removed.

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