Neal C. Grasso
- Senior Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 978 255 4225
- F: +1 610 254 1188
- 1255 Drummers Lane
- Suite 320
- Wayne, PA, 19087
- United States
- T: +1 610 254 4010
- F: +1 610 254 1188
- B.A., Geology & Environmental Studies, Skidmore College
- M.S., Geology, Boston College
- Professional Geologist, Board of Professional Geologists, New Hampshire
- American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
- Environmental Law Institute
- Geological Society of America
Neal Grasso is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and a member of the Environmental Solutions practice.
Mr. Grasso primarily assists clients with cost allocations and cost recovery matters under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) in a mediation or litigation setting. In addition, Mr. Grasso performs National Contingency Plan (“NCP”) consistency evaluations and environmental liability estimations for Superfund cleanup sites. He has represented both private and public entities, as well as joint defense groups associated with multi-party sites such as landfills, large waterways, and properties with multiple current and/or former operators. Finally, Mr. Grasso is skilled at evaluating technical and historical data to establish a fact based, scientific, link between historical and current operations at a site and the contaminants driving the remediation at these sites
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Grasso conducted site investigation and remediation activities at a wide range of cleanup sites, including retail gasoline stations, rail yards, former manufactured gas plant (“MGP”) sites, industrial facilities and residential properties. He has successfully managed several multi-disciplinary environmental investigations and remedial actions at hazardous waste sites regulated by state and/or federal authorities. He is skilled at assessing the fate and transport of chemical compounds in the environment, including polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”), volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (“PAHs”), and metals, such as arsenic and mercury. Finally, Mr. Grasso has considerable experience evaluating natural attenuation geochemistry in aquatic systems such as groundwater aquifers, river/estuarine sediments and wetlands.
Mr. Grasso holds an M.S. in geology from Boston College and a B.A. in geology and environmental studies from Skidmore college. He is a professional geologist (“P.G.”) in New Hampshire and a member of the American Association of Professional Geologists, the Environmental Law Institute and the Geological Society of America.
Grasso, N.C., 2009, “DNAPL: Lessons Learned”: Gradient Trends Risk Science & Application Newsletter. n. 45, Spring.
Grasso, N.C., 2008, “Allocating Superfund Cleanup Costs”: The Environmental Managers Compliance Advisor, Business & Legal Reports, Inc., n. 726.
Daly, M., Grasso, N.C., McTigue, J., Regan, C., Brookner, P., 2006, “Assessing TCE Uptake in Vegetable Produce Crops for Risk Characterization”: Presented at Battelle conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalciltrant Compounds, Monterey, CA.
Grasso, N.C., Whetzel, J., 2005, “Use of Passive Soil Gas Surveys to Expedite and Focus Site Investigation Activities at Contaminated Sites”: Presented at The Geological Society of America 40th Annual Meeting, Northeastern Section, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, n. 1, p. 68, Saratoga Springs, NY.