Where tailings are discharged into TSFs, risk is managed through completion of engineering designs in accordance with leading practice guidelines (e.g., ANCOLD 2019), safety assurance through independent review, and by following Newcrest''s internal risk and change management procedures. Newcrest''s commitment to safe and responsible tailings facility operations is …Tailings - Earthworks · Tailings, most often in the form of a wet slurry, are conventionally stored above-ground behind earthen dams. There is no comprehensive global registry of tailings dams. It is estimated there are around 18,000 dams, 3,500 of which are active. However, that number may be much higher. For example, China alone has more than 12,000 tailings dams.