FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 16, 2023
Netflix Docuseries “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award
Docuseries covering Government Accountability Project client, Rick Parks, who blew the whistle on near nuclear disaster, is nominated for Outstanding Historical Documentary.
WASHINGTON – On August 1st, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated the Netflix docuseries “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Historical Documentary. “Meltdown” tells the story of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history and the prominent role played by a Government Accountability Project whistleblower-client and former investigator in preventing a cataclysmic release of radioactivity and full meltdown during the cleanup of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
The four-part docuseries tells the story of Rick Parks, a nuclear engineer, as he narrates behind-the-scenes events during the Three Mile Island accident clean-up and what compelled him to blow the whistle on unsafe procedures at the facility and negligence at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That is when Parks was retaliated against cruelly, including a break-in to his home and planted evidence to discredit him. Government Accountability Project Co-founder and Legal Director, Tom Devine, is featured prominently in episode three, as he advised and represented Parks in his successful efforts to expose negligence and halt a dangerous clean-up effort until it could be conducted safely.
We thank the Academy for this prestigious recognition of the hard work of not just Parks, but whistleblowers everywhere who keep our communities safe from waste, fraud, and corruption. A critical and moving representation of this widely unknown side of the accident, “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” makes clear the personal costs and essential role whistleblowers have in protecting communities from corporate greed and government negligence.
Tom Devine stated:
“Meltdown is a must-see documentary that proves gutsy individual whistleblowers can defeat corporate giants and change the course of history by preventing disasters with the truth.”
To learn more about “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” and our work with nuclear whistleblowers, visit our website.
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Government Accountability Project
Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, Government Accountability Project’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.