Talk:Explosion, steam eruption near Grand Central Terminal in New York City

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I found a picture that I also saw on CNN tv on It seems to be public and free use. Can we use it for the article? Immunity 23:28, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]

It's not free. It has "All Rights Reserved". If you want it now, you'll have to get a fair-use one. Regards - Jurock (reply here) 23:31, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]
Whoops, I didn't see that, its so faint and grayed-out I skimmed and missed it. I will find a fair use one. Also since I am new to working in wikinews (but definitely not wikis), what's the policy on video links, like to you tube? Immunity 23:35, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]

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What about this one ? Immunity 23:38, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Yes! It's CC-by. Upload it to Commons then... Sorry for not working here, I'm busy in the Spanish Proyect. Regards - Jurock (reply here) 23:43, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]
CC-BY-NC Sadly ShakespeareFan00 23:59, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]
Damn... It was CC-BY 5 minutes ago... xD - Jurock (reply here) 00:04, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]


How about this one. It seems to be cc Boffy


How can we assume the debris is radioactive? Why would it be? Golfdude8000 23:42, 18 July 2007 (UTC)[]

It has asbestos. It is merely carcinogenic and asbestosis causing as far as I know; I know of no reports of it glowing in the dark. 00:44, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Yes, there were initial reports, but asbestos was resulted negative after tests.Golfdude8000 01:33, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Source? Rickyrab 01:58, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

My source was MSNBC (on tv) but now CNN's website that they won't get results until later tonight. Negative result is what MSNBC originally said, I have made the necessary changes to the article Golfdude8000 02:35, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]


MSNBC is noting 11 injuries, while CNN reports 3, I'm going to go with MSNBC, they're following this more closely. Anybody hear anything else? Does anybody know what CONEdison is doing?Golfdude8000 00:09, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Dirty BombEdit

Why would it be a dirty bomb?! There were no reports of that!Golfdude8000 00:12, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

This was an unfortunate hoax. --SVTCobra 01:41, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Breaking News?Edit

Should this still be classified as breaking news? It's not being aired anymore, but I guess it's not a full article though.Golfdude8000 00:25, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Cleanup neededEdit

This article contains a lot of information that is not in the listed sources. This information needs to be sourced. "I saw it on TV" is not sufficient. This event is widely covered and it should be possible to source all information. --SVTCobra 01:39, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

It could be argued that "I saw it in a news report" is not sufficient either. -Edbrown05 06:46, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]
Well at least that can verified by others. --SVTCobra 09:05, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

Source NotesEdit

From watching CNN Headline News, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, I have found initial injury statistics on all 4 channels, and the process by which the explosion occurred. MSNBC noted that Con Edison was on scene, and there was video of them working on Fox. Information on asbestos was received from watching CNN. All other sources are listed. Golfdude8000 02:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

5 alarm response?Edit

I must be dumb. but can someone link to what a 5 alarm response is? —— Eagle101 Need help? 03:21, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

In U.S.-speak, a 5 alarm response means that not just 1 or 2 emergency response fire stations or crews were called to respond. 5 were called. It is a measure of how big the alert was, by how may emergency crews were called to respond to the situation. -Edbrown05 07:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

More info and photos hereEdit -- 13:23, 19 July 2007 (UTC)[]

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