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Appalachia residents claim they are being driven out of their neighborhood after crypto mine opened


Residents in a North Carolina Appalachian town say they’re being forced to leave their homes due to a noisy cryptocurrency mine that has drawn petitions and protests.  

The facility in Murphy, one of two in Cherokee County, has made consistently made a sound that resident Mike Lugiewicz describes as ‘a small jet that never leaves.’ In September, one mine was described as ‘more costly than beef production.’

Sound meters run by Lugiewicz out of his yard showed the ceaseless noise of the stacks of computer servers and cooling fans scoring from 55 to 85 decibels. 

‘There’s a racetrack three miles out right here,’ Lugiewicz said. ‘You can hear the cars running. It’s cool!’ 

Residents in a North Carolina Appalachian town say they're being forced to leave their homes due to a noisy cryptocurrency mine that has drawn petitions and protests

Residents in a North Carolina Appalachian town say they’re being forced to leave their homes due to a noisy cryptocurrency mine that has drawn petitions and protests

‘But at least they stop,’ neighbor Judy Stines added to CNN. ‘And you can go to bed!’

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