Sirens sounded Wednesday morning the North Anna Nuclear Power Station, but it was just a test.
The three-minute tone is part of a quarterly test by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
If this were an actual emergency, people nearby would hear four separate 3-minute tones over fifteen minutes. The next test is slated for August 15.
According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, all 68 sirens worked properly in Wednesday's test.
Gov. McDonnell announced that his FY 2015/2016 budget will include $183.1 million over the biennium in new support of VA's colleges and universities.