Nicholas J. Recchia, PG, M.S.
Vice President, Director of Haz Mat Assessment Services


Nicholas Recchia is a Vice President of EEA and manages the EEA’s Hazardous Materials Subsurface Testing and Remediation Group.  He is a Licensed Professional Geologist (PG, Indiana), Licensed Subsurface Investigator (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and National Groundwater Association Certified in Monitor Well Construction.  Mr. Recchia is in charge of the development, management, and supervision of EEA’s hazardous waste site investigations and remedial corrective actions for commercial/industrial and government properties.

Mr. Recchia joined EEA in 1989 as a hydrogeologist for hazardous waste testing studies.  He has performed hazmat investigations at over 500 sites.   He has also completed remedial cleanup actions at over 100 sites since joining EEA. His past experience includes preparation of Quality Assurance and Protection Plans, Health and Safety Plans, and environmental assessments for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at various State and Federal Superfund sites.  He oversees monitoring data and technical information to determine the magnitude of environmental impacts posed by hazardous waste sites. Mr. Recchia is currently involved in the implementation of corrective actions for soil and groundwater restoration at various hazardous waste sites in the New York metropolitan region.

Mr. Recchia received his dual Bachelor’s at SUNY Oneonta in Geology/Water Resources and his Master’s Degree in Earth Science/Hydrogeology from Adelphi University.  He is an active member of numerous professional affiliations including the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers (NWGA), Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG), Association for the Environmental Health of Soils (AEHS) and Long Island Association of Professional Geologists.

His past experience with Eder Associates Consulting Engineers P.C. (1985-89) included the implementation of corrective actions and aquifer restoration plans at hazardous waste sites undergoing remedial action.  Prior to working at Eder, Mr. Recchia was a hydrogeologist at Storch Associates Engineers.  He was responsible for oversight and inspection of monitor well installations, soil and groundwater sample collection, preparation, and quality assurance custodial requirements.  He performed groundwater contour and flow direction map drafting. 

A true outdoorsman, Mr. Recchia can be found hiking, camping, kayaking and fishing.  Active in the Boy Scouts, he recently received his Wood Badge Leader Award and can be found leading his Cub Scout Den on local hikes.  Ask him about geocaching if you feel the urge to go treasure hunting.                                                               top