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Bitcoin Miner Faces Lawsuit Regarding Noise Complaints in Tennessee

The residents of Nashville, Tennessee have been bothered by a Bitcoin mining operation to the point of filing a lawsuit over noise complaints.

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Residents of Nashville, Tennessee find themselves subject to an aural assault thanks to an around-the-clock Bitcoin mining operation. BrightRidge, a local electric utility company that leases property in question to a Bitcoin mining outfit by the name of Red Dog Technologies.

The county is now filing a lawsuit against the aforementioned companies in order to shut the whole operation down. The case begins today and might take up to 3 days to conclude. The verdict will be decided by Judge John Rambo, who’s been given the task to do so.

The mining operation led by Red Dog first made the news last year in October, when a resident filed a civil lawsuit with the complaint that the mine “unreasonably interferes” with their “use and enjoyment” of their property.

The mine’s operating hours are from 8 PM to 2 PM on the weekdays. On Fridays, after 8 PM, it proceeds to mine nonstop throughout the entirety of the weekend. There have also been complaints from residents pertaining to a “loud hum” that’s emitted from the facility.

Local Mayor Joe Grandy’s had his sights set on this mine since last summer when the district’s planning administrator duly informed him that the mine didn’t comply with zoning regulations. This meant that the county could if it wanted, shut it down through the courts.

Grandy was apparently hesitant to take any action regarding the matter. It’s important to note that Grandy represents the county on BrightRidge’s board of directors. The county’s planning commission made a unanimous vote last autumn to shut the facility down if the power company failed to comply.

If the county’s successful in its attempt to shut down the mine, the case could set a precedent for various other regions in the U.S. where mining operations find themselves cropping up.


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