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07th May 2022

New nuclear disaster doc on Netflix scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Kieran Galpin

Meltdown: Three Mile Island

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A new Netflix series detailing the worst nuclear accident in US history has scored 100 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Meltdown: Three Mile Island was released on Netflix this week, and throughout the series, the audience is informed about events that transpired on March 28 1979. Essentially, a pressure valve failed to close in the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. The ordeal very nearly ended in a complete meltdown.

According to the description of the show, the show “tackles the near catastrophe at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania through the lens of chief engineer and whistleblower, Richard Parks, as well as the community it impacted.”

“Insiders recount the events, controversies and lingering effects of the worst nuclear incident in US history,” it adds.

Variety described the show as “a slow burn of well-controlled indignation, Meltdown makes Parks’ case methodically and well.”

Another review from Decider reads: “Instead of a rehash of an event that could be easily researched, Meltdown: Three Mile Island takes a familiar event from the past half-century and fills in people’s gaps in information and debunks commonly held beliefs about the event.”

Reviews from fans on social media are also largely positive, with one Twitter user writing: “Guys – #Meltdown Three Mile Island is #3!!! Please watch. You’ll love it.”

Another said: “It’s funny, but growing up and living in Pennsylvania, I always knew there was more to the Three Mile Island incident than we’d ever been told. Just watched all 4 parts of Meltdown Three Mile Island and realized we never even got half of the story when it happened. Eye-opening.”

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