It is known that former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol made remarks to the effect that there was no radiation leak from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan in an interview with the media.

Controversy is also brewing over the fact that the interview remarks in question were published online by the media company and were later deleted.

In an interview with a local newspaper yesterday (4th), former President Yoon made a statement to the effect that there is no problem with the safety of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

"Even in Japan, the Fukushima nuclear power plant did not explode," Yoon said.

The article spread rapidly around the online community, and then it became known that it was deleted late at night.

In this regard, Won Hee-ryong, former governor of Jeju-do, a contestant in the primary, met with reporters today after registering as a preliminary candidate for the presidential election with the Central Election Commission in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, and strongly criticized the perception of former President Yoon.

Former Governor Won pointed out, "If the various agendas that the public raises questions about and shows dislike for, such as Fukushima contaminated water, come out of the thoughts of former President Yoon, then he lacks basic qualifications, let alone preparations as president."

Former lawmaker Yoo Seung-min also said at a press conference today, "Radioactive substances pollute the eastern seas of Japan and have an impact on us.

He added, "As many people are concerned about the issue of discharging contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, it is not right to be careful about this."

In response, the former president's presidential campaign sent a message to reporters to explain the process.

A camp official said, "The first article published on the Internet was reflected differently from the candidate's intention." "As it is inevitable to include a long interview in a compressed article due to the nature of the paper media, it is a matter of mutual adjustment if the meaning is conveyed differently." said.

"It is a mean political offensive to attack the interview reporting process," he added.

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