So now TEPCO is getting slammed for “using higher-quality materials than needed to raise the safety level of its facilities”?

Turning to capital investment, Shimokobe said the panel has to look closely into whether Tepco’s high cost structure has been maintained without careful consideration, possibly as a result of using higher-quality materials than needed to raise the safety level of its facilities.

via Tepco’s personnel costs higher than firms in other fields, state panel says | The Japan Times Online.