Saunders Park

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Youth soccer fields at Saunders park are once again in use after the City of Columbus spent more than 2 million dollars to place a cap over soil contaminated with arsenic and other toxins.

A private company hired by the city of Columbus has started working to cleanup properties near Saunders park that are contaminated with lead, arsenic, mercury and other toxins. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

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Columbus Public Health officials are asking people living near Saunders Park be tested for arsenic poisoning. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to take soil samples from nine more homes near the closed Saunders Park on the East side.

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials have found high levels of toxins in the soil of homes located near a former fertilizer plant on the near East side.

Columbus Public Health officials say a survey of area residents shows there were no adverse human health effects from arsenic and lead found in the soil at Saunders Park.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 105 thousand dollars to settle two cases of police misconduct.