Dylan Simard, Alaska's Energy Desk - Kodiak

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A person wering orange gloves holds out mussels

Alaska’s secret Cold War export? Shellfish toxin for the CIA.

In May 1960, Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union during a high-altitude reconnaissance mission. In his pocket was a modified silver dollar containing a hidden needle loaded with a lethal dose of shellfish toxin.