Sherbrooke pursuing legal action against Bitfarms

Sherbrooke pursuing legal action against Bitfarms
Benjamin Côté from the citizens committee denouncing the noise from Bitfarms with city councillor Mark Denault (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

By Gordon Lambie

On Tuesday afternoon the city of Sherbrooke announced that it will be pursuing legal action against Cryptocurrency company Bitfarms due to a failure on the part of the company to meet noise reduction deadlines set earlier this year.
In January the city gave Bitfarms until Mar. 31 to implement an action plan aimed at reducing the noise produced by cooling fans at its Sherbrooke location, even though it acknowledged at the time that the company would not be able to meet that deadline due to delays in the shipping of new parts cause by the COVID-19 pandemic. The notice issued by the city this week notes that “significant steps forward” taken in recent weeks but that legal action will proceed regardless because of the breach of deadline.
Speaking alongside the noisy ventilation fans on Wednesday afternoon, city councillors Marc Denault and Paul Gingues denounced the company’s ongoing noise pollution problems.

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