Jaana Pietari

PhD, MBA, PE, Senior Managing Consultant

T: +1 978 449 0358

Dr. Jaana Pietari has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in environmental remediation, the fate and transport of contaminants, the reconstruction of environmental releases to groundwater and sediments, and environmental forensics. She has evaluated the sources and fate and transport of emerging contaminants, such as PFAS and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP); chlorinated solvents; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); petroleum hydrocarbons; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Dr. Pietari's consulting assignments involve various environmental media, including soil, groundwater, and sediments, in settings from residential properties to urban mega-sites and industrial facilities, integrated steel mills, refineries, petroleum terminals, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, agricultural chemical distribution facilities, and manufacturing sites. Dr. Pietari has supported clients in identifying and evaluating sources of contaminants, including conducting investigations to identify sources of PFAS in stormwater and in consumer products and the associated manufacturing processes, and in developing strategies to replace PFAS-containing firefighting foams.

Recent projects

Tomato Cultivation: Southern Italy

A nematicide used widely on tomato crops across Europe is currently only available to growers under emergency license. Southern Italian farmers have relied on the soil fumigant – 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) – for more than 50 years to manage plant parasitic nematodes (microscopic worms) in tomato cultivation.

Using an enforcement undertaking to improve river water quality

Ramboll was appointed to assist with a water pollution offence in a river in south-west England in 2014. The failure to dam a river during a road construction project meant that an accidental chemical release led to a number of fish being killed. Working with legal partners, our damage assessors (comprising ecologists, eco-toxicologists and economists) undertook a project to value the damage and identify compensatory actions that were accepted by the Environment Agency.


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