Saunders Park City-Hired Company Begins Cleanup Of Saunders Park Area By Jim Letizia • Feb 16, 2016 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. Cost Of Cleaning Saunders Park Rises By Jim Letizia • Feb 3, 2015 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. City To Test People Near Saunders Park For Arsenic Poisoning By Jim Letizia • Jan 16, 2015 wcbe files Columbus Public Health officials are asking people living near Saunders Park be tested for arsenic poisoning. More Soil Tests To Be Conducted Near Saunders Park By Jim Letizia • Dec 13, 2014 The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to take soil samples from nine more homes near the closed Saunders Park on the East side. OEPA Finds Contaminants In Soil Of Homes Near Saunders Park By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 20, 2014 wcbe files 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. CPH: Contaminated Saunders Park Soil Caused No Health Problems By Jim Letizia • Sep 19, 2014 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 Police Misconduct Costs Taxpayers 105 Thousand Dollars By Jim Letizia • Oct 1, 2013 Columbus City Council last night approved spending 105 thousand dollars to settle two cases of police misconduct.