In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, ever-growing amount of contaminated, treated but still slightly radioactive, water at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is stored in about 900 huge tanks, including those seen in this photo taken during a plant tour at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of TokyoInternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) — South Korea has sent an expert group to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant on Tuesday as part of regular inspections to monitor the release of treated water into the ocean, a South Korean news agency reported. «This visit marks the first onsite activity since the first round of water release concluded on Sept. 11,» Park Ku-yeon, the first deputy chief of the South Korean Office for Government Policy Coordination, was quoted as saying by the media. In July, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol asked Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to include South Korean experts in monitoring the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. As a result, Tokyo and Seoul agreed on regular visits by South Korean experts to an office of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Fukushima. Several nuclear experts from the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety are also planning to meet with IAEA representatives and inspect the plant, including its control room, media reported. Japan will carry out three more releases of treated water until March 2024, with 7,800 cubic meters of water expected to be discharged each time. AsiaFirst Round of Fukushima Water Release Completed in Japan11 September, 09:34 GMTOn August 24, Japan began dumping treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean after diluting it with seawater. Tokyo said that the water was cleaned from all radionuclides except tritium, which was still within acceptable limits. The water release has drawn strong opposition from China and other countries in the region. Beijing has described the discharged water as «contaminated» and responded by suspending seafood imports from Japan. Tokyo, for its part, has vowed to use tools under World Trade Organization rules to respond to the ban. The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that the treated wastewater would have a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment.